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How Many U.S. College Seniors Have Disabilities?
- Disabled Students are 8.8% On U.S. Campuses
- Disabled Students are 7.8% In Study Abroad
Types of Disabilities in Study Abroad
- Learning 39%
- Mental 19%
- Other 11%
- Multiple 19%
- Sensory 9%
- Mobility 6%
Study Abroad Follows U.S. Campus Trends: Numbers Grow over 4 Years
- +41% Learning Disability on U.S. Campus
- +39% Learning Disability in Study Abroad
- +5% Mental Disability on U.S. Campus
- +12% Mental Disability in Study Abroad
- +64% Other Disability on U.S. Campus
- +67% Other Disability in Study Abroad
Who are Study Abroad Students with Non-Apparent Disabilities?
- 1 in 5 Women with Mental or Learning Disabilities Have Studied Abroad
- 1 in 4 Student Leaders with Mental or Learning Disabilities Have Chosen to Study Abroad
Study abroad students with mental and learning disabilities are:
- More Likely to Be White 80%
- 47-48 % Have Highly Educated Parent(s)
- Least Likely 1% to Be Military Veterans
Study Abroad Students with Other or Multiple Disabilities Are More Likely 8-11% to Be Military Veterans
Source: The National Survey on Student Engagement 2014 and 2010. All study abroad data is taken from senior college student responses.
How prepared are education abroad programs?
- Cover Mental Health in Pre-Departure Orientations 81%
- Include Mental Health in Crisis Management Plan 57%
- Require Mental Health Insurance Coverage 52%
- Cover Accommodation Needs in Student Legal Documents 50%
- Have Counseling Staff as Part of Crisis Response Team 44%
- Have Campus Policies for Pre-Travel Health Checks 41%
- Have Campus Policies for Participation Approval Based on Health 23%
Source: Risk Management in International Education: National Survey Results, 2014, David Engberg and Andrea Wagner
First-Year International Students
- Disabled International Students 4%
Types of Disabilities
- Learning Disability 35%
- Mental Disability 10%
- Other Disability 12%
- Multiple Disabilities 14%
- Mobility Disability 6%
- Sensory Disability 20%
How have the Numbers of International Students with Non-Apparent Disabilities Changed in 4 years?
- + 1% Learning Disability
- +3% Mental Disability
- +15% Other Disability
Learning, Other, or Multiple Disabilities Compared with All International Students Rate Less:
Learning Support Services
- 69% vs. 76% rate these services “quite a bit” to “very much” satisfaction
Support for Overall Well-Being
- 62% vs. 69% rate this support as “quite a bit” to “very much” satisfaction
Source: The demographic statistics are from National Survey on Student Engagement 2014 and 2010. All international student data is from the first year student responses. Satisfaction informaiton is from i-graduate’s International Student Barometer 2015, a globally benchmarked study of international students.