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Ripple Effects

Ripple Effects: Travelers with Disabilities Abroad is a podcast brought to you by Mobility International USA, where we listen to the vivid stories from people with disabilities going abroad and the positive impact these experiences have on shifting ideas of what is possible. For our first podcast series, we will hear from people who are blind or have low vision as part of our #BlindAbroad campaign from our National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. We hope the heart of their stories resonates with you the listeners…to then share with others.
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Oct 30, 2018

When Annie Tulkin went to teach English in rural Mongolia, she was not expecting to teach students with disabilities, and yet when she got there she found students with and without disabilities going to the same school, and to the same classes, and things just worked. She shared her experience with us in episode 6, and the conversation drove home the fact that you don't have to limit yourself to "developed" countries to feel included, and sometimes the more interesting experiences come from seeing how other people make accessibility happen.

 

http://www.miusa.org/Resource/ podcast/Mongolia

Oct 23, 2018

Assistive technology is any technology that can assist us to reach our goals, such as volunteering or studying abroad. Mark Bookman not only utilized assistive technology during his times in Japan, he also discovered an interest in developing his own AT solution, and we got to spend episode 5 talking about where he sees it going.

 

http://www.miusa.org/Resource/ podcast/ATJapan

Oct 16, 2018

Get a better sense of how to study abroad with Suzanne Sears of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Teneisha Ellis of the University of Northern Colorado from this conversation in which they shared tips on how to approach your study abroad and disability service offices while taking charge of your exchange experience.

 

http://www.miusa.org/Resource/ podcast/insiders

Oct 9, 2018

Whether you spend a semester or more studying abroad, or volunteer teaching English after you graduate, chances are you will end up going with a third party exchange provider. Third-party providers can be a great option for studying or volunteering abroad, because they have the scale and expertise to offer a safe, structured and accessible experience overseas in a wide selection of countries. In episode 3, Justin spoke with Maritheresa Frain and Morgan Reiss from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to get a sense of when it is best to choose a third-party provider.

 

http://www.miusa.org/Resource/ podcast/third-party

 

Oct 2, 2018

If you have a disability, your college wants you to study abroad. In this episode, Justin talks with Stephanie Roberts and Chuck Eade of Denver University about how your college benefits when you study abroad, as well as the work that institutions like DU are doing to make their programs more accessible.

 

http://www.miusa.org/Resource/ podcast/DUAbroad

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