Disability and Study Abroad
We encourage students with special needs to explore the option of study abroad! Although the same accommodations may not be available at all overseas locations we are happy to explore the study abroad possibilities with you!
You are encouraged to begin the process as early as possible. Be sure to disclose any accommodations you may need early in the process. Although overseas programs and universities are becoming more inclusive of students with special needs, the extent to which accommodations can be provided depends on the nature of the needs in addition to accessibility and available services in the host country.
Your acceptance into a program is not influenced by disclosing accommodation needs, and it is to your advantage to be certain that the accommodation you need will be available. You should arrange for any disability accommodations at overseas sites before you depart. Receiving accommodations once you are abroad will be more difficult and may not be possible.
Students with learning disabilities are encouraged to discuss your plans to study abroad with Academic Enrichment or your academic counselor. You should also contact your host university or program provider to ensure appropriate accommodations can be made for your academic success abroad.
Students with mobility issues should visit www.miusa.org to learn more about accessibility abroad. You should contact your host university or program provider to ensure appropriate accessibility is available in your host country and on your host campus.
Students with mental health issues are also encouraged to discuss your plans to study abroad with your current counselor as well as your study abroad advisor. You should contact your host university or program provider to ensure counseling and other mental health services are available on your host campus.