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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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Aug 18, 2015

Dr. Christie Gilson, who is blind, was appointed by President Obama to join the Foreign Fulbright Scholarship Board in 2012. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study higher education for students with disabilities in Hong Kong in 2006 and has been teaching in the field for years. In this episode, Dr. Gilson will share the impact her Fulbright had on her life, personally and professionally, and also provide tips to encourage more students with disabilities to apply.

For more information and transcription of this episode, visit http://www.miusa.org/resource/podcast/rippleeffects/christie.

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