Experiential Global Learning is committed to facilitating access to every student interested in participating in a program. Accordingly, the department works closely with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) to accommodate students with disabilities. To explore whether a program may allow for accommodations, first meet with your Experiential Global Learning Advisor. UConn cannot guarantee that any program will offer the accommodations needed, but will provide students with the information available to make the best decision on program selection. Second, please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities, which will, in turn, get in touch with Experiential Global Learning to coordinate efforts. CSD also provides guidance and resources on their Experiential Global Learning website. Once a student is accepted, the student will be prompted to complete a Student Accommodation Request Form. A student may open and complete a request form at any time.
For more information, visit UConn’s Accessibility website.
Tips for Getting Started
- Begin the advising process early to allow time to prepare for your Experiential Global Learning program
- Disclose your status to an Experiential Global Learning advisor (early on) who can help navigate your plans
- Consider the accommodations you will need for activities of daily living, while on an airplane, academics, housing and excursions
- Contact the Center for Students with Disabilities to discuss your interest in participating in a program
- Learn about the latest technology resources available to assist people with disabilities to travel
AWAY Journal Follows Students with Disabilities Abroad and Back
The 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 the fully-accessible online publication here.
Videos Encourage People with Disabilities to Go Abroad! International opportunities through study or volunteering abroad can have far-reaching benefits. In the “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 with preparations. Captions provided.