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You want to study abroad, but you are not sure how to go about it as someone with a disability. Check out our latest webinar recording!
Studying abroad in college can be a great way to build one's confidence, gain valuable experience for a career and build friendships that will last a lifetime. People with disabilities are increasingly making up a larger fraction of those going abroad in college, and there is no better time than the present to study abroad.
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) pledged to provide 25 "Access the World" scholarships for U.S. college students with disabilities to study abroad in partnership with Mobility International USA (MIUSA). The scholarships are part of CIEE’s commitment to the Generation Study Abroad™, a five-year initiative of the Institute of International Education (IIE), which strives to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2020. Now, only 5 out of the 25 scholarships remain! U.S. undergraduate students with diverse disabilities may apply for select CIEE programs in summer 2016. Deadline: April 15, 2016.
Internship Opportunity - Fall 2018
Does your dream career involve human rights, disability rights or women’s empowerment? Do you have an interest or experience in cross-cultural exchange and working with diverse populations? We are a dynamic, disability-led organization seeking an intern to contribute their research and communication skills to our team. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply!
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate women’s achievements. Thank you, disabled women activists and allies, for being “Loud, Proud and Passionate!®
“Women are women. If you serve women, you need to serve all women, and you should always expect to have disabled women and girls. This is non-negotiable.” These words, shared by senior-level MADRE staff by the end of the training, reflected a clear and bold shift in thinking had taken place, especially for an organization where most staff had very limited or no prior experience with disability rights issues.
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.
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.
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
Gallaudet University's Office of Research Support and International Affairs and the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) will hold the "Go Global Fair" to promote the wide breadth of international exchange opportunities to more students who are Deaf.