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MIUSA Open House 2019

04/16/2019

Disability rights. Empowerment. Leadership. International experiences. Global activism.

Did you know that the organization Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is working on these issues right here in Eugene, Oregon?

Did you know that participating in international exchange is a great transition for youth with disabilities to access higher education and employment?

“We need more young people with all types of disabilities to be citizen diplomats and to know how they can study or volunteer abroad.” – Susan Sygall, MIUSA CEO and Co-Founder

Feel the Power this International Women's Day

03/08/2019

As we celebrate International Women's Day, we are approaching our 9th Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) in Eugene, Oregon, which will bring together 25 disabled women activists from Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ghana, Haiti, Jordan, Malawi, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Tanzania, Turkey, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Zimbabwe.

A young white woman holds a white cane. Behind her is the Great Wall of China

MIUSA to DREAM Network: "Access the World!"

03/04/2019

More than ever, students with disabilities are taking advantage of the same opportunities abroad that non-disabled students pursue, gaining personal and professional skills in the process. And they’re not just sticking to the traditional destinations! Students with diverse types of disabilities have taken Hindi lessons in India; conducted thesis research in Trinidad; interned abroad in South Africa.

Student, who uses a power wheelchair, poses next to "University of Hawaii Kapi'Olania Community College" sign outside.

Discussing Inclusion at Community Colleges for International Development (CCID)

02/01/2019 - 02/04/2019

Even though the numbers are steadily rising, people with disabilities are still significantly underrepresented in community college international exchange programs. Promoting study abroad for community college students, including students with disabilities, is a natural extension of the community college commitment to diversity and the reality of today’s global community. 

A young woman pushes herself in a manual wheelchair down a narrow street with pastel colored buildings

Disability and Innovation Session at CIEE Conference on Global Education

11/07/2018 - 11/10/2018

The future is accessible! That is the expectation as more people with disabilities - the world’s largest minority community - continue to enter mainstream spaces, assume leadership positions, and identify and advocate for full inclusion. Education abroad serves to create a pipeline of emerging leaders with disabilities equipped with the global competencies necessary to further social justice at a greater scale.

Group of a dozen young adults - men and women, people of color and white, and more - making glamorous or smiling poses in a jungle or forest setting

Universal Design Presentation at NAFSA Region I Conference

10/16/2018 - 10/19/2018

As international educators, we can effect changes big and small to support students who think study abroad is out of reach. Attendees of the NAFSA Region I conference are invited to join MIUSA staff and others at the NAFSA Region I conference for the session:

“Is it Accessible?”: (Re)Designing Education Abroad with a Disability Lens
Wednesday, October 17
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Location: Oak 1

Image of Globe with text: "Sponsored by: The Office of Research Support and International Affairs and The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange. Go Global Fair. Learn to Explore the World.

Partnership Event with Gallaudet University to Go Global

10/12/2018

Gallaudet University's Office of Research Support and International Affairs and the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) held the "Go Global Fair" to promote the wide breadth of international exchange opportunities to more students who are Deaf.

A young woman wearing sunglasses stands on a wooden deck that overlooks the ocean. She faces sideways. Mountains are visible in the background.

MIUSA to Exhibit at Virtual Fair for Disabled (& Proud!) College Students

10/11/2018 - 10/13/2018

Wondering how to enhance your college experience by traveling to another country? Students with different types of disabilities - including those with physical, sensory, chronic health, learning, and intellectual disabilities - have been everywhere and anywhere to earn credit while gaining unique experiences.

MIUSA staff will exhibit at the virtual Disabled and Proud conference to share resources from the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange on how college students with disabilities can access international exchange.

A young man seated in motor scooter with local children and adults in Cyprus

Spreading the Word of International Exchange at APRIL

10/05/2018 - 10/08/2018

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) has made a reputation for itself as a leader engaging youth with disabilities. For this reason, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) chose to attend in order to connect with more youth about access to international exchange.

During the conference, the NCDE connected with young adults with disabilities and the professionals who seek them out at the grassroots level, to share about the many opportunities to study or volunteer abroad with entities like Peace Corps, Fulbright, Boren and beyond.

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