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Applications now open for Summer 2024

People with diverse types of disabilities can Рand do! Рtravel the world for international exchange, from volunteering with a community organization in Nepal to teaching English in Peru to studying art history in Japan. Their individual stories build on one another to shape a greater narrative of what’s possible!

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is searching for people with disabilities from the U.S. who will be traveling to another country this summer for international exchange and who love to capture their experiences and stories – through words, photos, video, and other media – to share with others.

If this sounds like you, read the eligibility requirements and other details below, then apply by June 17, 2024.

Click here to access the Global Access Correspondent application form



  • Citizen or national of the United States;
  • Identify as a person with a disability (including apparent and non-apparent disabilities)
  • Be planning to participate in an international exchange program or experience outside the U.S. that takes place sometime June-August 2024.
  • International exchange refers to non-leisure travel, such as study abroad, volunteer abroad, teach abroad, intern abroad, sports or arts exchange, professional fellowship, and similar.


Global Access Correspondent Responsibilities

  • Document your experiences abroad through short articles, photos, videos, and draft social media posts that will be shared on the MIUSA website and social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube)
  • Depending on the duration and nature of your exchange program abroad, draft 10-15 ‚Äúsocial media takeover‚ÄĚ posts.
  • Share your experiences upon your return and by September 15, 2024 via a culminating blog post for the MIUSA blog and/or video and/or photo diary.


Global Access Correspondent Benefits

Upon successful completion of responsibilities, Global Access Correspondents will receive:

  • An honorarium of $250
  • Opportunity to have your articles, blogs, pictures, and video published and promoted on MIUSA‚Äôs website and social media
  • Gain professional career experience in marketing, social media, writing, and international education and travel
  • The opportunity to further NCDE‚Äôs mission to promote the participation of people with disabilities in the broad range of international exchange programs between the U.S. and other countries
  • Option to participate on a virtual panel of Global Access Correspondents or other presentation opportunities


About NCDE

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is a project of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.

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