YEAR Resources

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Resources for professionals, students, and alumni, of the YEAR college and university exchange program.

Links to the resources below, also in the Table of Contents to the right. 



Advising Participants with Disabilities: How to Begin

Advising Blind and Low Vision Exchange Participants

An Overview of Braille Around the World

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Accommodations


Recruitment and Application Process

10 Recruitment Tips to Attract People with Disabilities

Disability Accommodations for the TOEFL, GRE and Other ETS Tests

EducationUSA Uses Assistive Technology to Increase Access

Practice and Partnerships: Zimbabwe to USA

A Simple Philosophy Turned a Blind Student's Dream into Reality


Placement and Hosting

Accessibility at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Top 10 Disability Resources on Campus

Disability Documentation When Studying in the U.S.

Finding Accessible Host Families

Which U.S. School or University is Best to Place a Student with a Disability?

A Sign of the Times: Supporting International Students with Disabilities

How to be Independent in the U.S. as a Blind Visitor

Wheelchair Access in Lodging

Area Coordinator Reflects on Placing a Student with a Disability

Student with Disability is Host Family's Shining Star

Last Minute Decision Leads to Unforgettable Hosting Experience

Family Reflects on Hosting Students with Disabilities

Costs and Legal Obligations

Accommodations for Non-Native English Speakers

Disability Organizations in the U.S.


Russian Exchange Alumni Stories

Video: A FLEX Student Turned Disability Rights Leader (Russia/Physical)

A Year of New Experiences (Russia/Physical)

Deaf Student Has the Best of Both Worlds (Russia/Hearing)


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