Webinar: People with Disabilities - Insider’s Guide to the World of International Exchange

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People with disabilities interested in purposeful travel must not miss NCDE's discussion with international education providers.
April 23, 2021

Though there are opportunities for people with disabilities to study or volunteer abroad alongside nondisabled peers, some don't know where to start. Others don't know these opportunities exist. Justin will speak with a panel of representatives from well-known international education organizations about the extraordinary opportunities available for people with disabilities in international education. The panel will discuss scholarships, exchange opportunities and disability related concerns like reasonable accommodations, disclosure and accessibility abroad.

Event details:

  • Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
  • Time: 11 AM (Los Angeles)/2 PM (New York)
  • Register here
  • This webinar will be live captioned and have ASL interpretation.

Presenters

Brittany Dunn

Brittany Dunn (she/her/hers pronouns) is a youth educator who supports the recruitment and enrollment of applicants in World Learning’s Youth Programs. Managing a full pool of Youth Programs students and adult mentors, her work includes application management and review, recruitment, meeting facilitation and alumni retention. Within an admissions context, she brings experience in facilitation and virtual learning with her. Previously, Brittany has worked in schools, working one on one with children and youth. As a grassroots organizer and facilitator, she served as Volunteer Coordinator for 350Vermont, a non-profit engaging in grassroots organizing to address climate change where she managed and supported 350Vermonts’ volunteer pool throughout the state, and coordinated and facilitated workshops.

Sarah Warren

Sarah Warren (she/hers) works as the Embedded Office Director for International Studies Abroad (ISA) at the University of Kentucky, as well as the ISA contact for schools in Indiana, Ohio, and eastern Tennessee. She serves as one of the members of ISA’s Accessibility Team, which she has been a part of since early 2019. Growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Sarah always wanted to get involved in international education. She earned a B.A. in German Language, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Kentucky. During her time at UK, she studied abroad outside of Munich, Germany to improve her language skills and learn about the culture firsthand. Studying abroad not only improved her German but also gave her an appreciation for international cultures and a host family she still talks with, even years later. Helping a student discover the same things for themselves is something that Sarah is excited to be involved with as part of the ISA team.

Justin DeAndrade

Justin (he/him/his) is the Manager of Customer Experience as AFS-USA. As a former AFSer, he benefited first-hand from the transformative experience of an AFS program. His semester abroad in Honduras sparked his passion for travel and intercultural learning. This led Justin to study International Relations at Brown University and what brought him back to work for AFS as an adult. He is proud to be part of the AFS-USA team and to help other students embark on these life-changing adventures.

Moderator

Justin Harford

Justin (he/him/his) is a Program Coordinator with the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, working to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange by providing information and resources to both individuals with disabilities and international professionals. Previously, Justin worked for two years in disability community organizing and policy in the foothills of Northern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Latin American History and Spanish Literature from University of California, Berkeley. He studied abroad at the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago Chile, where he researched and wrote a thesis on the history of the blind in Chilean society. In 2008, he spent 10 weeks immersing himself in the culture and language of Michoacan, Mexico.