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Thinking about international exchange? Have questions about how people with disabilities can participate? The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is here for you!

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Mobility International USA, NCDE is your free resource to start you on your journey. Get to know us!

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Flowchart: Can NCDE help me answer my question?

1. Are you a person with a disability?

  • Yes, I am (advance to #2)
  • I’m not, but I have a question related to people with disabilities (advance to #2)
  • No, and my question is unrelated to disability (stop)

2. Is your question related to international exchange?

  • Yes, I’m interested in “travel with a purpose” such as study or volunteer abroad, professional fellowships, and similar opportunities (advance to #3)
  • No, I’m more interested in traveling for leisure or vacation (stop)

3. Is the international exchange between the U.S. and another country?

  • Yes, it involves a U.S. citizen going to another country (advance to #4)
  • Yes, it involves an international visitor coming to the U.S. (advance to #4)
  • No, it’s about traveling from one non-U.S. country to another (stop)

4. Congratulations, you made it to the end!

Now get in touch! We’ll be happy to help you research your question or provide referrals.

Question: Where do U.S. citizens want to go? And where do international visitors to the U.S. come from?

Answer: Everywhere!

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • East Asia and Pacific
  • Europe and Eurasia
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • South and Central Asia
  • Western Hemisphere

What kinds of international exchange do they want to do?

  • Youth leadership
  • High school exchange
  • Study abroad
  • Community service
  • Volunteerism
  • Academic research
  • Professional development
  • Foreign language learning
  • Foreign language teaching
  • Sports diplomacy
  • Teaching and lecturing
  • Arts and culture
  • Homestay
  • Short-term
  • ESL program
  • Deaf or disability-themed exchange program

How can I ask my question?

  • Email clearinghouse [at]
  • Call +1 (541) 343-1284
  • Web
  • Twitter @MobilityINTL
  • Facebook

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