The following are a list of resources that you may find helpful:
- Disabilities Services & Support at Brandeis University
- Mobility International: Mobility International is a US-based national non-profit organization. The mission of Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is to empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange, information, technical assistance and training, and to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange and development programs.
- Disability Travel and Recreation Resources: Includes information about the following topics: Travel Planning, destinations, transportation, air travel, camps for children and books to buy.
- Access Abroad: A site sponsored by the University of Minnesota that offers information on disability issues.
Students with Disabilities
Many of the disability accommodations or services provided at U.S. universities may be different overseas. Be aware, too, that for every student who studies abroad, the experience of being in a completely different cultural environment is often stressful. As a result, accommodations that you may not have needed at home may become necessary in an unfamiliar setting. You should arrange for any disability accommodations at overseas sites well before departure, as in many countries there is no required or standard rule for easy accessibility for disabled students. Receiving accommodations once you are abroad will be more difficult and may not be possible, so be prepared for services that are not up to par with what you are used to. Expect that things will be different in the host country; not only in accommodations but in attitudes toward persons with disabilities, and that there will be a period of adjustment to your new surroundings and culture. You can prepare yourself by seeking out as much information as possible prior to departure.