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Winter 2022 Access to Exchange Externs

Meet our eight Access to Exchange Externs for Winter 2022! Our third cohort is comprised of people with disabilities around the world who are alumni of both inbound and outbound international exchange programs. These externs will work on their own virtual outreach projects to promote the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange opportunities. Their projects will include webinars, blogs, and a disability culture information hub. 

Colorful mural of disabled women activists reads "Loud, Proud and Passionate!" in multiple languages

International Women's Day 2022

On March 8th, International Women's Day, we celebrate the hundreds of disabled women leaders from 89 countries who have participated in MIUSA’s Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD). We invite you to join us in honoring these leaders and change-makers with disabilities!

Here are some ideas to get started:

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Global Ties U.S. honors Susan Sygall as one of the recipients for the 2022 Citizen Diplomat Award

Anouncement from Global Ties U.S.

Global Ties U.S. is excited to announce the recipients of the 2022 Citizen Diplomat Award: disability rights activist Susan Sygall, and Washington, DC-based organization Life Pieces to Masterpieces, for their deep commitment to public diplomacy and their social impact on communities in the United States and abroad.

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Job Announcement: Finance and Administrative Assistant

Finance and Administrative Assistant - Position Description

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), entry level professional position that reports to the Director of Finance. Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational and communication skills, and enthusiasm to work collaboratively with our team. Candidates will bring prior experience working in a related field, required skills, and a passion for disability rights.

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Job Announcement: Exchange Program Assistant

Exchange Program Assistant - Position Description

This is a part-time, entry level position for 30-40/hours per week from March - September 2022. Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational and communication skills, interest in disability inclusion and international exchange, and enthusiasm to work collaboratively with our exchange team. Candidates will bring prior experience working in a related field, required skills, and a passion for disability rights.

NCDE Spearheads Initiative on Campus Internationalization and Disability

"Internationalization is the conscious effort to integrate and infuse international, intercultural, and global dimensions into the philosophy of postsecondary education. Successful internationalization efforts involve active and responsible engagement of the academic community in partnerships and global networks." - NAFSA

A woman in a wheelchair receives a COVID vaccination shot

People with Disabilities Leading Inclusive Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nepal

In Nepal, and throughout the world, people with disabilities have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lack of access to accurate information about health and safety protocols, emergency supplies, quarantine locations, medical facilities, and support systems has put people with disabilities in a highly vulnerable situation. To respond to this global challenge, people with disabilities are leading the way.

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