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Disability Inclusion in International Exchange

That's a wrap! The 2021 Joining Hands took place July 28 - August 4, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to an incredible event! Keep the momentum going:

About the Symposium

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange presents Joining Hands, a virtual symposium devoted to disability access and experiences in the broad range of international exchange opportunities.

The Joining Hands Symposium is a free virtual program offering dynamic sessions, guest speakers, career fair, and other engagement activities.

Details At-a-Glance

  • Dates: July 28-29 and August 2-4

  • Cost: FREE

  • Accessibility: All programming will be captioned and ASL-interpreted

  • Recordings: All programming will be recorded and posted to this JHS site

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Who Should Attend

  • International exchange alumni with disabilities

  • People with disabilities interested in participating in international exchange

  • International educators and exchange practitioners/providers

  • Disability organizations and disability service professionals

  • U.S. Department of State staff and partners

  • Volunteer-sending organizations

  • Anyone interested in enhancing disability access in the broad range of international opportunities and citizen diplomacy!

Questions? Contact us!

Email: JoiningHands@miusa.org

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The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is a project of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA (MIUSA).

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