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Fulbright Webinar for Applicants with Disabilities

06/12/2015

Staff from the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright, Mobility International USA (MIUSA), and a Fulbright alum speak about access to Fulbright for applicants with disabilities. 

"This year in fact because of the 25th anniversary of the ADA, it is letting us take more of a focus on making sure we're reaching out to people with disabilities. We want you to apply for Fulbrights and take advantage of the opportunity and gain from the program like everyone else can. It is important that that happens."- David Levin, U.S. Department of State

A large group that people with and without disabilities hold a sign that reads "fulbright". The US Department of State seal is pictured in the lower right corner.

Fulbright Foreign Students Explore Disability Inclusion in Berkeley

04/29/2015 - 05/02/2015

The birthplace of the U.S. disability rights movement, Berkeley, California, was the setting for the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Foreign Student enrichment seminar, U.S. Disability Rights: 25 Years of the ADA and Beyond, a four-day event for 60 “Fulbrighters” to learn first-hand from the movement’s major change makers about the ADA, U.S. achievements, and the future of disability rights both nationally and globally.

Ribbon cutting for inaguaration of Brilliant and Resilient Photo Exhibit in Mexico

Brilliant & Resilient Photo Exhibit in Mexico

04/16/2015 - 04/19/2015

More than 100 people from all regions of Mexico attended the international premiere on April 16, 2015 of the Brilliant & Resilient photo exhibition and workshop in Mexico City. The majority of attendees were emerging women leaders with disabilities.

The Brilliant & Resilient exhibit included powerful portraits and vignettes of 30 disabled women activists from around the world. The workshop was an opportunity for dialogue and building new partnerships between women leaders with disabilities and human rights, development and government agencies.

Approximately ten people with and without disabilities stand in a line for a photo in front of a building.

U.S. Disability Experts Meet with Counterparts in Kenya

04/13/2015 - 04/17/2015

A team of U.S. disability rights experts traveled to Kenya in April 2015 to learn about the status of implementation of national legislation and international policies to protect the rights of people with disabilities.

Working in collaboration with a leading Disabled People’s Organization (DPO), the U.S. team convened leaders from disability, government, civil society and private sectors, to explore legal frameworks and strategies for addressing critical issues, such as physical accessibility, education, employment, and access to legal services.

Group of colleagues in discussion

Bringing the Debate to the Table

03/25/2015 - 03/27/2015

How do you support education abroad plans for students with disabilities in sites with significant legal, cultural, and logistical barriers? In this Forum on Education Abroad conference roundtable session, participants explored real and perceived barriers using case studies and pointed discussion questions with a goal of identifying solutions and frameworks for future decisions.

A small group of adults with and without disabilities stand on the street in Vietnam near parked motor-bike taxis.

U.S. Disability Experts Meet with Counterparts in Mexico and Vietnam

03/16/2015 - 03/27/2015

Two teams of U.S. disability rights experts traveled to Mexico and Vietnam in March 2015 to learn about the status of implementation of national legislation and international policies to protect the rights of people with disabilities.

Working with leading Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs), U.S. teams convened leaders from disability, government, civil society and private sectors, to explore legal frameworks and strategies for addressing critical issues including physical accessibility, education, employment and access to legal services.

A group of kids with disabilities cheering on a bridge in a forest

Webinar: Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad with a Disability

02/24/2015

Now is the time to think about how the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program can help get YOU overseas! To encourage diversity, the program strongly urges undergraduate students with disabilities to apply for its scholarships, which can help cover the costs of study abroad expenses or disability-related support while you're abroad.

Cerise Roth Vinson talks to small group

Inclusive International Visitor Programming

02/05/2015 - 02/06/2015

Our Global Ties U.S. national meeting session generates thinking about inclusion in International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) planning. Through small group and plenary discussions, participants share best practices about how exchange programs can embody acceptance throughout the project cycle, from development through implementation and closing.

Ester, young Malaysian girl, holds up a certificate

MIUSA Welcomed Deaf Exchange Student to USA

01/22/2015

MIUSA conducted a one-day arrival orientation in Washington, D.C., on January 22, 2015, for a Deaf high school exchange student from Malaysia selected to participate in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The student joins nine academic-year YES students with disabilities already living and studying in host communities across the United States.

The MIUSA orientation included:

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