Access the World Virtual Meetup

Youth with disabilities smiling. MIUSA and NYLN logos.
Explore scholarships for exploring the world!
August 27, 2014

What if going back to school meant studying in a foreign country and making international friends? What if your next summer break was spent learning another language or living with a new family? You can make it happen!

Join us for "Access the World," a free virtual meetup presented by Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN). You will have a chance to meet other students with disabilities who have traveled the world and learn about scholarship opportunities that can take you abroad when you're a high school, gap year, or undergraduate student! Guest presenters include:

  • Michele Peters, Youth Programs Branch Chief at U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
  • Angela Woods, Program Officer at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Michelle She, CBYX alumna to Germany
  • Nathan Liu, NSLI-Y alumnus to China


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)

Who Should Attend

U.S. high school students and recent graduates with disabilities, their parents, and professionals who work with youth with disabilities are invited!

How to Attend

Fill out the online form at to get updates about the meetup, presenters, and more! You will also find updates through social media using the hashtag #accesstheworld.


The event will be conducted in English and ASL with live captioning. Let us know if there's anything else we can do to make the meetup accessible to you! If you cannot access the sign up form, please email aholben [at] or call 541-343-1284 ext. 18.

Share the Meetup with Others!

Sample Facebook post:

U.S. high school students and recent grads with disabilities - are you ready to #AccesstheWorld? Join a free virtual meetup to hear from youth with disabilities who have studied in other countries, and learn about scholarships that can take you abroad, too! Sign up at

Sample Tweets:

You can #studyabroad w/a #disability like these 2 students to China & Germany. Meet them @ #AccesstheWorld Aug27!

Students w #disabilities, #AccesstheWorld! @ECAatState staff will discuss schlrshps 2 #studyabroad in HS or college.

#AccesstheWorld meetup this Wed! This video peeks at scholarships we'll discuss: Register at

Excited for #AccesstheWorld to find out about scholarships for #studyabroad. Can't wait to travel the world!

Youth w/ #disabilities can #AccesstheWorld. Join @MobilityINTL & @nylnyouth Aug 27 to learn how!


Mobility International USA is a national non-profit organization working to empower people with disabilities through international exchange. Visit

About NYLN

The National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) is a youth-driven, youth-led organization comprised of young adult leaders with disabilities. Visit