Students with Disabilities
Going abroad can be a challenging, life-changing experience you'll never regret. However, to enable your full participation, you may need some accommodations. It is important to be aware of the cultural differences about disability and accommodations in order to have a successful and safe experience abroad. Our staff will work with you to identify programs and locations to fit your needs and help prepare you for your international experience.
Below are some resources for students with disabilities who are interested in studying abroad.
Mobility International USA (MIUSA) aspires to empower people with disabilities through international exchange, information, technical assistance and training, to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange and development programs.
- National Clearninghouse on Disability Exchange - by Mobility International USA
A comprehensive one-stop resource for people with disabilities, exchange and disability staff interested in study, work, intern, volunteer, research or teach abroad programs.
- Personal stories
Stories excerpted from A World Awaits You (AWAY), a free, annual journal of stories by people with disabilities who have participated in a wide range of international exchange programs. Published by Mobility International USA.
- Financial Resources for students with disabilities
An extensive listing of fellowships, scholarships, and other financial resources for individuals with disabilities to help fund study abroad and other international opportunities.
Support for Students with Disabilities
Resources for students with disabilities who study abroad. Sponsored by SAFETI Clearinghouse.
Traveling with Special Needs
Center for Disease Control tips and resources for students who travel abroad.
University of Minnesota's Access Abroad
Access Abroad is currently the most comprehensive resource for students with disabilities and study abroad. Materials were developed as part of a federally funded project and seeks to enhance existing study abroad opportunities for students with disabilities.
U.S. State Department Country Reports
Includes summaries of the policies of different nations toward individuals with disabilities.
Transitions Abroad: Disability Travel
A collection of first-hand articles, websites and agencies by this award-winning, respected travel magazine.