It is important to be aware of the cultural differences about disability and accommodations in order to have a successful and safe experience abroad. Resources and/or accommodations you use here may be different or difficult to access depending on where you are headed. There are some resources on this site that can help you explore options. Also, feel free to discuss questions or concerns with your advisor in Education Abroad, with the staff in Resources for Disabled Students, and/or with the international education organization hosting the program(s) you are considering.
Education Abroad Specific Resources for Students with Disabilities
Accommodations received on campus may be handled differently abroad. Work closely with RDS and Education Abroad early to understand and plan for those differences.
Mona and Bruce Mitchell created this scholarship for students with disabilities participating in Office of International Programs promoted Education Abroad programs with the goal of making education abroad more accessible. For more information on the scholarship and application process visit.
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.
- Resource Library A wealth of information housed in the MIUSA website from personal stories to disability specific information to funding information to country specific information.
Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad.