First name (required)
Email (required). Your email will not be visible on our site.
What is your country of nationality? (Required)
What is your disability/disabilities?
Destination country (required): Where did you travel for your study, volunteer, teaching, professional development or other exchange experience? Do not include countries traveled for vacation only.
Destination city (required): What were the primary cities you stayed in abroad for the countries you listed?
Program dates and length: In what year(s) did you go abroad, and how long were you there?
Exchange type: Briefly explain the main purpose of your exchange (study abroad, volunteer, foreign language learning, internship, sports, leadership, professional, and so on). Include the name of the program if applicable.
About you: Share a bit about yourself and your current interests, activities and work. How did you become interested in this international exchange?
How did you fund your exchange? Please include the names of any scholarships or awards you received, your fund-raising strategies, and whether you used any disability-related funding sources (such as SSI or VR) towards your expenses.
How did you prepare for your international experience? What kinds of resources did you use (MIUSA, other organizations, websites, advisors, etc.)?
Life abroad: What was your experience living in the host country? You may describe some of your accomplishments and challenges, share a favorite memory, or other information that you would like to include.
Access abroad: What were your experiences as a traveler with a disability? You may wish to describe disability-related accommodations you used during your exchange, local disability culture and resources, your strategies for access abroad, or more.
Advice: Do you have advice to give to other people with disabilities considering international exchange? Do you have advice for how exchange programs can be more inclusive of participants with disabilities?
Identity Abroad: We all experience identity in different ways, but going abroad often challenges us to explore issues of identity, diversity, intersectionality, and pride in new and surprising ways. Share any insights or anecdotes that touch on the dynamics of your disability, nationality, race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, cultural heritage and religion when you traveled abroad.
Travel links: If there are links to online pages related to your overseas experience you would like us to share such as a travel blog, news articles, or public photo albums, share them here.
Twitter handle: If we post your traveler story to Twitter, let us know how we can tag you.
Instagram username: If we post your travel photo to Instagram, let us know how we can tag you.
LinkedIn page URL
Peer mentoring: May we provide your email address to others who are interested in contacting you with questions related to your experience abroad? MIUSA does not sell or rent your information.
Presentation opportunities: Would you like to be considered for opportunities to present about your experiences at conferences and events, if available?
Current Country (required)
Current city (required)
Current State (if in U.S.)
Photo descriptions: If you uploaded photos, please briefly describe each one (e.g. who's in it, where it was taken, what's going on). This assists with accessibility for those with visual impairments.