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CSIET Session on Supporting Secondary Exchange Students with Disabilities


Each year, the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel  (CSIET) brings together over 160 representatives from J-1, F-1 and Outbound programs at the secondary level, as well as vendors offering services to these vetted organizations. 

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Session Description

In 2019, MIUSA staff representing the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange project will present a session to answer common questions about how best to support students with disabilities and provide resources on finding host families and securing school placements. MIUSA brings years of expertise providing technical assistance to organizations that place students with disabilities of State Department-sponsored exchange programs such as the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) and the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program.

Session Details

“Placing and Supporting Inbound High School Students with Disabilities”

Thursday November 7


Speaker: Olivia Hardin, Program Specialist, MIUSA

Olivia Hardin is a Program Specialist at Mobility International USA. Her primary responsibilities include providing technical assistance to support students with disabilities on U.S. Department of State exchange programs and being part of the core team that hosts exchange students with disabilities for disability-related orientations in Eugene, OR. Olivia’s articles have appeared in many publications such as EducationUSA Connections and Global Study Magazine.

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The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is a project of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.

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