Experiential Global Learning

Experiential Global Learning Considerations and Checklists for Students with Disabilities

Use the resource below created by the Center for Students with Disabilities for information on deciding what program to choose, making medical and prescription considerations, key things to remember before departing, and an excellent checklist to help make sure you are prepared through the entire process.
Resource: Experiential Global Learning Abroad Checklist

Web Resources

The websites listed below are for informational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the CSD.

  • New Videos Encourage People with Disabilities to Go Abroad!
    International opportunities through study or volunteering abroad can have far-reaching benefits. In the new Passport to Possibilities videos, people with disabilities share their experiences going abroad, including their tips for funding travel and getting around in a foreign country. Also learn how the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE), a project of MIUSA and the U.S. Department of State, can help in preparations. Captions provided.
  • New MIUSA Podcast Makes Waves
    What do people with disabilities set in motion when they travel for international exchange? To find out, tune in to MIUSA’s first-ever Ripple Effects podcast! Every episode contains vivid accounts of how travelers with disabilities abroad are shifting ideas of what is possible. In support of the #BlindAbroad campaign, the first series of guests are blind or low vision exchange alumni from the U.S. and abroad. Play our first two episodes online, and subscribe on iTunes!
  • Latest AWAY Journal Follows Students with Disabilities Abroad and Back
    Whether they want to dive in or just dip their toes in the water, every disabled student who dreams of going abroad should know that it’s possible and that there is a new resource to show them how. MIUSA’s latest issue of A World Awaits You (AWAY) introduces eight U.S. college and university students with disabilities and their strategies for successfully studying abroad in countries ranging from Israel to China to Uganda. It also includes a guide to ten study abroad scholarships that encourage diversity so that more students can take the plunge! Read our fully-accessible online publication here.
  • TSA Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities
    The Transportation Security Administration has launched a brand new helpline service called TSA Cares. Individuals with a disability or medical condition can call TSA Cares to learn more about screening policies, procedures, and what to expect a security checkpoint. This service allows individuals with disabilities and medical conditions to understand how they can prepare for the security at airports and how security can affect their travels. The TSA advises that all calls be made at least 72 hours prior to a flight. TSA Cares can be reached toll free at: 1-855-787-2227.
  • Access Abroad
    The Learning Abroad Center in the Office of International Programs is the University of Minnesota’s comprehensive resource for study, work, intern, service-learning, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.  The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff.
  • Higher Education Accessibility Guide
    This website is a guide to the accessibility services which are available in Higher Education Institutions across Europe. The information includes contact information to a large number of European institutes and programs which specialize in providing resources for those with disabilities who would like to travel abroad.
  • Mobility International USA
    Mobility International USA works to Empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange and international development to achieve their human rights.
    • UConn Experiential Global Learning
      The University of Connecticut offers over 200 study abroad programs in 65 countries on six continents. You can study as far away as China or as close as Mexico, in a small village in the desert or on a large ship at sea.