Global Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities


Having a disability should not discourage any student from exploring their study abroad options! There are an increasing number of web and print resources for students with disabilities who would like to learn more about whether studying abroad is a suitable option for them (and if so, whom to contact, what kinds of things you should discuss with your study abroad coordinator, and which universities or programs have a proven track record of working successfully and enthusiastically with prospective study abroad students with disabilities).

MIUSA is an excellent place to start your research.  We also encourage you to come and talk with a coordinator in the Office of International Education!

Guida Leicester is a graduate student who studied Portuguese in Brazil while learning about Brazilian culture and explore accessibility for people with disabilities.  Her suggestions for prospective study abroad applicants with disabilities include the following: