Cultivating a Plan for Re-Entry After an International Experience

So, you've gone abroad and returned home or you've sent students abroad and they have returned home. Now what? What did that experience mean? What do you do with the feelings that have come up upon returned home? You might be reading this after returning home and you're feeling stuck. These thoughts and tips are … Continue reading Cultivating a Plan for Re-Entry After an International Experience

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Cultivating Mental Health Awareness in International Education

Mental health issues are a complex and often overwhelming set of issues in the international education world. These issues have been around all along but in recent years they've come out of the shadows. That's a great start! But as mental health issues come out of the shadows we are faced with so many questions! … Continue reading Cultivating Mental Health Awareness in International Education

Cultivating Self-Advocacy Skills While Abroad

Have you ever fallen for the idea that self-advocacy involves only one person? You aren't alone if you said yes. But I want you to step out and consider another perspective on self-advocacy at least for a moment. Our lives are lived in community with other people and our actions and conversations are influenced by … Continue reading Cultivating Self-Advocacy Skills While Abroad

Understanding and Supporting Self-Advocacy While Abroad

Raise your hand if you think that self-advocacy is a simple, one-dimensional thing. Raise your hand again if you think that self-advocacy is something that people with disabilities can do without support from those around them. Based on my own life experience with self-advocacy both at home and abroad I can emphatically report that self-advocacy … Continue reading Understanding and Supporting Self-Advocacy While Abroad

Cultivating an Inclusive Marketing Strategy

If you are an international educator or work in the international travel industry you probably spend a significant amount of time marketing your programs. I mean, how are people going to know what they are about and catch the vision that they belong in them if you don't sell them on it through your marketing … Continue reading Cultivating an Inclusive Marketing Strategy

6 Actionable Ways to Be Inclusive in International Education Programs

Does disability inclusion ever seem like a nice, theoretical idea and yet somehow unattainable. As a person with a disability I see so many times where people and organizations clearly like the idea of being inclusive but they don't have any practical idea of how to actually be inclusive. And what's the result, I don't necessarily … Continue reading 6 Actionable Ways to Be Inclusive in International Education Programs

Cultivating an Inclusive Mindset

Do you ever feel like inclusion is such a big, vague concept that you don't know where to start? Like, yeah, of course including people with disabilities is important, but how do I do inclusion? Well, just like anything else in life change and growth starts with our mindset. Once we change our mindset we … Continue reading Cultivating an Inclusive Mindset

Debunking 7 Myths About Students with Disabilities and Study Abroad

Myths develop most when a topic isn’t well understood. The lack of understanding often comes from a lack of communication about the topic. Myths about people lead to inaccurate assumptions and acting on those assumptions. There are a lot of myths out there about people with disabilities. I’ve gathered 7 common myths related to people … Continue reading Debunking 7 Myths About Students with Disabilities and Study Abroad

The Essential Guide to Traveling with a Wheelchair

There is a lot to consider when you decide to travel. When you use a wheelchair there are a few additional things to consider too. It can seem daunting especially if you are new to traveling. On top of that, it can be hard to find information that caters to your unique needs. Of course, … Continue reading The Essential Guide to Traveling with a Wheelchair

Why You Need to Make a Plan for Communicating While Abroad and How to Do It

We all know that figuring out how to communicate with our family and friends while we are abroad is important. I mean, of course we want to share pictures if the cool sites we're visiting and share the funny or cry-worthy situations we've been in. But do we think about establishing strategies to communicate about … Continue reading Why You Need to Make a Plan for Communicating While Abroad and How to Do It