Upcoming Events

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2019 WILD to Advance Disabled Women’s Leadership

07/13/2019 - 08/03/2019

Twenty-one disabled women activists from Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa will convene for the 9th international Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), to be held July 13 – August 3, 2019. WILD is MIUSA's signature exchange program on disabled women's leadership.

Discover the ongoing impact of the WILD program.

Past Events

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AHEAD of the Curb: Promoting Better Practices Towards Inclusion of Deaf Exchange Participants

07/11/2019 - 07/13/2019

Will you be in Boston, Massachusetts between July 9 and July 14? Those are the dates that the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) will be represented at the annual convention of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). AHEAD is the premier organization supporting and advancing best practices in the field of college & university disability services. Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from neurodiversity to assistance animals.

Photo of cherry blossoms overlaid with Washington logo and text: University of Washington, Henry Jackson School of International Studies; Disability Inclusive Development Initiative (DIDI)

Susan Sygall to Present at UW's Inclusive Development Workshop

06/07/2019

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, promises international development will “leave no one
behind”. Despite the fact that at least 20% of the world’s poorest are persons with disabilities, too often they are ignored in development
strategies and NGO programs, further marginalizing one of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Disability Presentations at the Women Deliver Conference

06/05/2019

Held every three yeras, Women Deliver hosts a global conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. In 2019, it will host 5-minute Power Talks designed to inspire and inform.

As part of the Gender Equality series of Power Talks, MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall will present:

"Moving from Inclusion to Infiltration"

Day: Wednesday June 5, 2019

Time: 10:50 - 10:55 am local time

Location: The Speakers' Power Stage

Large room with many people having engaging discussions, including many people with disabilities.

#MIUSAMeetup 2019: Sharing our Passion for International Exchange

05/30/2019

Staff from Mobility International USA (MIUSA) held a meet-up event for a casual evening of networking and visiting with new friends, potential collaborators, world travelers with and without disabilities, disability rights advocates, and others who are passionate about promoting access to international educational exchange.

The meet-up was an energetic evening filled with enthusiastic introductions, collaborative discussions, and dynamic strategies to carry on these new partnerships to ensure disability inclusion in international exchange and international development!

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Global Leadership, Learning, and Change at NAFSA 2019

05/28/2019 - 05/31/2019

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.

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Webinar: Traveling with a Personal Attendant Between the USA and Other Countries

04/30/2019

Does that sound like you or a student that you are advising? Whether you are traveling overseas, or coming to the United States with your PA, this lineup of speakers will help clarify how to make it happen.

Download a transcript And copies of the slides Under documents, and access the recording through our YouTube page. We hope you enjoy the materials, and can join us for our next webinar. You can also read Resources on:

MIUSA Open House 2019

04/16/2019

Disability rights. Empowerment. Leadership. International experiences. Global activism.

Did you know that the organization Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is working on these issues right here in Eugene, Oregon?

Did you know that participating in international exchange is a great transition for youth with disabilities to access higher education and employment?

“We need more young people with all types of disabilities to be citizen diplomats and to know how they can study or volunteer abroad.” – Susan Sygall, MIUSA CEO and Co-Founder

Feel the Power this International Women's Day

03/08/2019

As we celebrate International Women's Day, we are approaching our 9th Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) in Eugene, Oregon, which will bring together 25 disabled women activists from Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ghana, Haiti, Jordan, Malawi, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Tanzania, Turkey, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Zimbabwe.

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MIUSA to DREAM Network: "Access the World!"

03/04/2019

More than ever, students with disabilities are taking advantage of the same opportunities abroad that non-disabled students pursue, gaining personal and professional skills in the process. And they’re not just sticking to the traditional destinations! Students with diverse types of disabilities have taken Hindi lessons in India; conducted thesis research in Trinidad; interned abroad in South Africa.

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Discussing Inclusion at Community Colleges for International Development (CCID)

02/01/2019 - 02/04/2019

Even though the numbers are steadily rising, people with disabilities are still significantly underrepresented in community college international exchange programs. Promoting study abroad for community college students, including students with disabilities, is a natural extension of the community college commitment to diversity and the reality of today’s global community. 

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