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Choose Your Own Adventure Abroad
Want to Dip Your Toes in the Water?
Yes, it’s my first time abroad.
- Western Europe or Australia or Canada
- Living with Other Americans
- Program Led by Experienced Staff On-site
- Short-Term Program (12 weeks or less)
Ready to Splash Through Some Puddles?
Yes, I want challenge by choice.
- Taking Your Pick of Countries
- Living with Host Families
- Study, Intern, or Teach Abroad
- Medium-Term Program (6-9 months)
Can’t Wait to Feel the Spray of Waterfalls?
Yes, I’m very adaptable and adventurous.
- Non-traditional Country
- Living Immersed with the Locals
- Volunteer or Field Research
- Long-Term Program (1-2 years)
Students with Mobility Disabilities – Get Moving!
More than anyone else, American college students with mobility disabilities are reaching their senior year having NOT studied abroad.
Demographic Hurdles & Resource Solutions
Part-time Status? Ask about reduced course loads abroad, work abroad or short-term programs
Military Veteran? Did you know you can use GI Bill funds toward study abroad?
Parents without College Degree? Is funding an issue? Apply for Pell grant and other scholarships we have listed
Multi-Ethnicity? Need role models? Read success stories on our website and Diversity Abroad’s website
Disability Accommodations? Did you know Vocational Rehabilitation and SSI/SSDI can go abroad? We have other tips too on access strategies!
What will clear away perceived obstacles to study abroad? Share your ideas on social media using hashtags: #ChangeExchange or #GenerationStudyAbroad
Source: The National Survey on Student Engagement 2014. All study abroad data is taken from senior college student responses.
“Whoops!” Moments Abroad
- My power wheelchair didn’t charge!
- These medications are unavailable overseas!
- Our health insurance doesn’t cover me abroad!
How to prepare to avoid these mishaps? Learn more from other travelers and our tipsheets at www.miusa.org/ncde
You Asked, We Answered!
Our one-on-one information and referral services is free! See who has come to us for advice, and contact us at the clearinghouse [at] miusa.org (National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange).
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- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Health Condition
- Intellectual Disability
- Learning Disability
- Low Vision
- Multiple Sclerosis
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- Speech Disability