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Accessible Virtual Exchange: Two-Part Webinar Series

11/17/2020 - 11/19/2020

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.

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Webinar: Ready for Takeoff - Disability and International Exchange!


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.

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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.

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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) 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. 

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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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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.

Webinar: Tourette Syndrome and International Exchange


The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) and The Tourette Association of America (TAA) presented a webinar on tips for students with Tourette Syndrome studying abroad.

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by involuntary motor or vocal tics. TS typically appears in childhood though it can persist into the adult years. Comorbid conditions include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention hyperactive deficit disorder (ADHD), difficulty sleeping, and challenges with executive functioning and social skills.