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ECA Youth Programs Annual Meeting

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MIUSA joined representatives of international exchange organizations and the U.S. Department of State to share best practices in youth exchange programs.

At the annual meeting of the Youth Programs Division of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, MIUSA joined representatives of international exchange organizations to discuss trends and best practices in sponsored youth programs, including the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) and Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programs.

During the meeting, MIUSA moderated a panel discussion on best practices for placing and supporting students with  disabilities on sponsored programs. Representatives from American Councils, AFS USA, and ACES addressed questions such as:

  • What is your organization‚Äôs first step in placing a student with a disability with a host family?
  • In your experience, is it important for a host family to have disability related experience?
  • What steps and strategies do you use when approaching a school about enrolling a student with a disability?
  • What have you found to be key to giving your students with disabilities the best possible support and access to opportunities?

Learn more about U.S. Department of State-sponsored programs for youth from the United States and around the world.

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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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