SEAS aims to support students with disabilities considering studying abroad. As students study abroad, challenges may arise in regards to accessibility and accommodations for students with disabilities. Countries may have laws and cultural norms that impact accessibility in various ways. For this reason, students should work together with both SEAS and their individual study abroad program to see what accommodations could look like while abroad.
Within different countries, the rights of people with disabilities varies greatly. The facilities and/or support services needed may not be available or may be limited in some capacity. It is important to check in with the program and the institution itself to see what kinds of accommodations are available for students with disabilities studying abroad. Students can work together with SEAS to navigate accommodations at their study abroad institution, in a similar capacity as finding resources at Brown.
There are several resources available for when students are looking for program as well as for when students are already abroad:
- Mobility International: A leading resource for international travel for individuals with disabilities. They have several tipsheets that provide highlight accessible programs, available resources, and other helpful information about traveling abroad.
- U.S. Passports and International Travel: Information from the U.S. Department of State on things to consider before traveling abroad with a disability.
- Diversity Abroad Guide: An article with guiding questions for students with disabilities considering studying abroad.