Upcoming Events

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MIUSA/NCDE Presenting at Diversity Abroad and CCIS Conferences

09/30/2020 - 10/03/2020

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.

Past Events

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Global Careers Panel Webinar: Exciting Opportunities for People with Disabilities at the U.S. Department of State


The U.S. Department of State-sponsored National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) presents a conversation with Alex Barrasso, Benjamin Sides and Carolyn Washington-Solaru about their experiences working with the U.S. Department of State. Learn about their international careers, what got them started, their biggest challenges, and their favorite experiences. 

We encourage professionals with disabilities who are interested in learning more about the Department of State's commitment to hiring and retaining employees with disabilities, to join us.

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International Exchange at the "Abilities Virtual Experience" 2020

06/19/2020 - 06/21/2020

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:

Webinar: Fulbright for Scholars with Disabilities


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.

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"The Story of WILD" Global Video Launch


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.

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Webinar: Fulbright for Students with Disabilities


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 

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Global Careers Panel: Promoting Accessibility at Microsoft and Researching International Disability Rights


Global companies like Microsoft seek out ways to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for their teams around the world. Policymakers and universities want to advance better practices in areas like access to competitive employment or community living options, which is why scholars are engaged in researching those best practices and organizing workshops.

The audience heard how the 2 panelists got where they are now, and the strategies they used along the way.

The webinar is interpreted in ASL and a  transcript can be accessed under documents.

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Webinar: Scholarships for U.S. Students to Go Abroad


Whether you are a high school student, a college undergrad, or working towards your Masters degree, you will appreciate this opportunity to discuss how to add an international flair to your academic pursuits through a study abroad or academic exchange scholarship. NCDE staff cover programs open to U.S. students including, but not limited to: the Christianson Grant, Watson Fellowship, and programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs such as NSLI-Y for Youth, the Gilman Scholarship, and Fulbright Student Program.

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Webinar: Professionals with Disabilities in Global Careers


The NCDE and three panelists  got together to talk about how they found their way into the global career space. Learn about the many roads to a global career and what it takes to get there.

You can find a recording of the webinar along with the transcript under downloads. NCDE hopes you enjoyed the discussion and looks forward to seeing you on the next webinar.