Inclusion at the Generation Study Abroad Summit

Justin Harford, with white cane, presents in front of screen that says Physical Barriers, Social Barriers, Don't Fund Discrimination
MIUSA staff and an exchange alumnus joined hundreds of other commitment partners to ensure that students with disabilities are included in their goals to increase diversity in study abroad.
October 1, 2015 - October 3, 2015

As part of the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad Summit, we had great discussion and best practices during our session, "Commitments that Work: Removing Barriers for Students with Disabilities" on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Generation Study Abroad aims to make sweeping change in the current culture by extending the conversation beyond the typical study abroad population.  A number of Commitment Partners have developed strategies to reach students with disabilities and support them in pursuing a study abroad experience. This session explored successful programming ideas and tools that have helped increase study abroad participation among students with disabilities. You can download the PowerPoint in PDF or Word format.

Presenters:

Tony Claudino - Director, Fulbright Student Program Outreach, Institute of International Education

Candace Chenoweth -  Director, Center for Global Education, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Matthew Rader - Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, IES Abroad

Michele Scheib - Project Specialist, Mobility International USA

Justin Harford - Community Organizer & Exchange Alumnus

Event location: 

Washington, DC