Services for Students with Disabilities

Education Abroad is Possible

Participating in an international experience at U-M is a chance to seek new opportunities, broaden your perspective, and build global competence. Managing your disability abroad can be a significant source of growth, challenge, and reflection in a new and unfamiliar environment. You may already be familiar with navigating challenges associated with your disability on campus, but there will likely be a different context to negotiate in your host culture. When preparing for an education abroad experience, it is important to ensure the country you are traveling to will be a good fit for your disability and accommodation needs.

Step One: Explore Opportunities

Global Michigan is a campus-wide portal for the University of Michigan’s international engagement. The site features faculty initiatives, education abroad opportunities for students and a collection of travel policies and resources designed to support global activities for all U-M community members.

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)

Mobility International USA is a non-profit organization that was co-founded in 1981 by Susan Sygall and Barbara Williams. MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving those with cognitive, hearing, learning, mental health, physical, systemic, vision and other disabilities. For over 30 years, MISUA has been working to empower people with disabilities to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.

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LSA CGIS Health and Safety Team

The Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) is dedicated to ensuring the wellbeing of all of our students abroad. The information on these pages is intended to serve as a resource to students and parents when preparing to go abroad and while overseas.

CGIS has a dedicated Health and Safety Advisor who is available to answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have before you depart or while you are abroad.

LS&A | Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) Programs

The Center for Global & Intercultural Study (CGIS) offers 130 programs in over 45 countries. With programs scattered across 4 different regions, CGIS can help you fulfill your major/minor & language requirements abroad in programs ranging in length from 3 weeks to a full academuc year! Start your jorney today, by clicking on a region that you're interested in traveling to! If you're not sure which country you want to visit, don't worry! You can explore a complete list of our current programs below and if you have any questions, CGIS is here to help.