Every year, individuals with disabilities enhance their professional skills, improve their English, earn advanced degrees, and start their careers through U.S. study. On December 8, 2020, NCDE spoke with a panel of international students with different disabilities about their U.S. educational experiences.
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After our Joining Hands Virtual Symposium many attendees appreciated our session on accessible virtual exchanges and they asked that we do it again. We learned more about the unique opportunities presenting in a virtual space and brought you a two-part series on accessible virtual exchange, which occurred during International Education Week (IEW) in 2020.
Johna Wright, "The NCDE "Access to Exchange" 2020 Extern invites you to "Ready for Takeoff: Disability and International Exchange" webinar! It was a lively and informative panel discussion and Q&A session geared toward students with disabilities who are interested in study abroad or international exchange opportunities.
Topics covered included: finding an exchange program that fits your needs, application processes, scholarship opportunities, and more! This event is open to everyone, and you are highly encouraged to attend if you have an interest in the topic.
NOTE: Diversity Abroad was originally scheduled for March 2020 and has been rescheduled for Fall 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions. CCIS has been rescheduled for Spring 2021. This page will be updated as updates become available.
Don't miss MIUSA staff Monica Malhotra, NCDE Project Manager, and Ashley Holben, NCDE Program Specialist, presenting at the following events throughout the week! Visit the links to each conference to find the full schedule and session descriptions.
The U.S. Department of State-sponsored National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) facilitated a conversation with Alex Barrasso, Benjamin Sides and Carolyn Washington-Solaru about their experiences working with the U.S. Department of State. Almost 30% of registrants were aspiring professionals with disabilities. Audience members learned about international careers with the State Department, getting started, the biggest challenges, and the benefits.
The NCDE convened its first Joining Hands "Virtual" Symposium on disability inclusion in international exchange. The program had close to 1,000 registrants from 70 countries!
We are in a digital age and the NCDE continues to seeek opportunities to share information on how people with disabilities can study and volunteer abroad on other organization's programs.
The NCDE is excited to have a virtual exhibit booth at the "Abilities Virtual Experience", reaching people globally! Visitors can expect a variety of information about disability and international exchange including:
Did you know that the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 135 countries? Opportunities are available for U.S. college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Furthermore, people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Watch Now on MIUSA's YouTube Channel
The videos are now publicly viewable on MIUSA's YouTube channel in English, Spanish, American Sign Language, and International Sign with additional access options available. As you watch, share your comments on social media using the hashtag #StoryOfWILD and tag Mobility International USA. Transcripts in English and Spanish are available for download under the "Documents" section of this page.
Join staff from the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright, Mobility International USA (MIUSA), and a Fulbright alum to learn more about Fulbright and access for students with disabilities.
What: Fulbright info session for applicants with disabilities
When: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 12-1pm (PT)/3-4pm (ET)
How: Register from GoTo Webinar