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Global Leadership, Learning, and Change at NAFSA 2019


NAFSA 2019 – it’s slated to be the international education event of the year! Look for MIUSA staff promoting disability representation in education abroad at the following conference events.

Member Interest Group (MIG) Open Meeting: International Education for Persons with Disabilities

Thursday, May 30
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

All NAFSA attendees are welcome to join MIG Co-Chair Justin Harford and others passionate about enhancing access to international education for students and staff with disabilities. Discuss updates, share resources and good practices, and network with fellow champions.

“Is it Accessible?”: (Re)Designing Education Abroad with a Disability Lens

Thursday, May 30
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Drawing from principles of Universal Design (UD), presenters Ashley Holben (MIUSA) and Heidi Soneson (University of Wisconsin River Falls) will elaborate on efforts to advance overseas opportunities for students with disabilities and share innovative approaches to breaking down everyday barriers. This session was selected as the Region I conference highlight.

Poster Fair: Uses of Technology and Social Media in International Education

Tuesday, May 28
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Justin Harford will exhibit a poster on “A Program Administrator’s Guide to Making Online Resources Accessible to All.”

Poster Fair: Increasing Diversity Outreach and Support in International Education

Thursday, May 30
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Look for Justin Harford’s poster on “Increasing Diversity by Supporting Participants with Disabilities in International Exchange”!

MIUSA Meetup

Thursday, May 30
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Come share an informal evening with MIUSA staff and others who are passionate about disability inclusion in international fields. For meeting location and to request an invitation, please contact clearinghouse (at) miusa (dot) org.

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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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