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Ambassadors of International Opportunities Exhibit at NCIL


At the “International Exchange Opportunities” table in the exhibit hall at the 2018 National Council on Independent Living conference, attendees sought their next adventure abroad.

From going abroad to hosting international visitors to working in international careers and more, participating in international exchange and citizen diplomacy opportunities can have a positive impact on a person’s employability, independent living skills, confidence, leadership, and other personal qualities.

Attendees of the National Council on Independent Living conference were invited to stop by the table sponsored and staffed by members of the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange Roundtable Consortium. These are organizations that provide or promote international exchange opportunities and want to promote their visibility among the disability community.

Exhibit Co-Sponsors

MIUSA would like to thank its co-sponsors of the exhibit table:

United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – Sponsors the NCDE project as well as many international exchange programs such as the Fulbright Program, Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship, and more. Check out their international scholarships and fellowships.

Institute for International Education (IIE) – Administers programs such as Fulbright grants, the Gilman study abroad scholarship, Boren Awards, and more.

Cultural Vistas – Learn about Intern and Work Abroad as well as Professional Fellowships Programs in countries like Germany, Argentina, Hong Kong and more.

World Learning – World Learning administers people-to-people exchanges in a variety of areas from civic engagement to sports to youth and more. It also administers the School for International Training (SIT), which offers a diverse array of experiential study abroad programs.

American Councils – American Councils supports collaborative education for youth, students and professionals, including scholarships for foreign language learning, immersive cultural fellowships and more.

Staff from these organizations were on hand to share materials about their international programs and to answer questions. Visit the links of these organizations to find out about international programs to launch your international career and the careers of the clients you serve.

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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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