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The University of Denver encourages all students to consider participation in study abroad. Students with disabilities who are interested in studying abroad are encouraged to contact the Office of International Education (OIE) and the Disabilities Services Program early in the process of considering such study. Because U.S. laws and regulations related to disabilities generally do not extend beyond this country's borders, and because study abroad sites vary greatly regarding their capacity for accommodation, students should make use of all campus resources to research appropriate programs and services available abroad. The University will work with students to identify study abroad opportunities which meet their individual needs.
There are many excellent resources available to students with disabilities who are interested in studying abroad.
- DU Disability Services
- DU Health and Counseling Center
- Mobility International USA
MIUSA, along with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, manages the National Clearinghouse of Disability and Exchange. MIUSA publishes books and other resources, many of which are free for you to download from its website. Publications include “A World Awaits You: A Journal of Success in International Exchange” and “Survival Strategies for Going Abroad: A Guide for People with Disabilities.”
- Access Abroad
The Access Abroad website is devoted to making existing international opportunities accessible to college students with all types of disabilities, in accordance with ADA regulations, and was developed by the University of Minnesota. This site has resources for students with disabilities, descriptions of typical accommodations for a variety of disabilities, and summaries of accommodations available in other countries.