Access Abroad

Resources for Professionals

The number of students with disabilities attending college is on the rise and study abroad offices need to serve this growing population. Improving access to international opportunities for students with disabilities requires the cooperative efforts of disability and study abroad professionals. Each side has their own expertise to contribute to the equation.

What is a Disability?

An individual with a disability is a person who:

  1. has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits or restricts one
    or more major life activities such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking, caring for oneself or learning
  2. has a record of such impairment; or
  3. is regarded as having such an impairment.

Visit Disability Resource Center for information on common disabilities.

Resources for International Education & Disability Professionals

Resources and Tips for Study Abroad Advisers

Resources and Tips for Disability Specialists