Meet Us Virtually During NAFSA 2021

Planning to attend NAFSA's virtual event this June? Be sure to add the following events to your schedule to catch presentations on disability access and experiences in international exchange from MIUSA staff.
June 1, 2021 - June 4, 2021

Session: "Disability and Intersectionality: Conversations with Education Abroad Alumni with Disabilities"

When: Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Going abroad often challenges people to explore identity in surprising ways. Study abroad alumni reflect on their experiences abroad, touching on the dynamics and interplay between disability, nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, and more. Their stories demonstrate how international education can help people better understand other individuals’ identities.

Presenters:

Johileny Meran, Mobility International USA

Emely Recinos, New York University

Ashley Holben, Mobility International USA

Poster Session: "Pathways Abroad for Students with Intellectual Disabilities”

When: Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time during the Poster Fair Roundtable: Increasing Diversity Outreach and Support in International Education

Explore the current landscape of pioneering Comprehensive Transition Programs (CTPs) across the U.S. that support students with intellectual disabilities to access higher education. Then find examples of CTP students who enriched their college experiences through study or volunteer abroad and the strategies that made their experiences inclusive.

Presenter:

Ashley Holben

Poster Session: “Virtual Accessibility Made Simple: Good Practices for Engaging Everyone” 

When: Friday, June 4, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time during the Poster Fair Roundtable: Uses of Technology and Social Media in International Education

The transition to virtual engagements was important in this past year. Planning for inclusion is crucial for engaging everyone. Resources and tips will be shared for disability-inclusive virtual events, in terms of pre-planning, accessible presentation, and post-event considerations. 

Presenters:

Johileny Meran, Mobility International USA

Irene Scott, Texas A&M University