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Students with Disabilities Abroad

As in the United States, students with disabilities may find many challenges when they travel abroad.  Many other nations do not require public facilities and establishments to be friendly to people with disabilities.  Stairs are commonplace throughout public areas in Europe, for example, and elevators may not work in facilities around the globe.  Students with learning disabilities also may not find adequate academic support abroad.

As always, K-State can help provide many resources and needed support to ensure that you have a safe and exciting international experience.  At any time before, during, or after your travel abroad, you may contact the K-State Student Access Center by phone at 785-532-6441, video phone at 785-370-0431, or by email at accesscenter@ksu.edu.  We suggest that you also contact your host institution or program provider before you leave so that you can make arrangements to accommodate any special needs that you may have.  Your Education Abroad Advisor can also provide help and support.

Resources beyond K-State

Mobility International (MIUSA) is a cross-disability organization serving those with cognitive, hearing, learning, mental health, physical, systemic, vision and other disabilities.  It's mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.