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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: