November 12th 2008 05:21 pm
Looking for a truly life-changing continuing education opp and just didn’t know where to look? Check out http://www.miusa.org. Mobility International serves a wide cross-section of disabilities and their “mission statement” pretty much says it all;
Empowering people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.
MIUSA has served as the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, sponsored by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State and managed by MIUSA since 1995.
- inform/educate people with disabilities and related organizations about international exchange opps;
- increase participation in international volunteer, study, work and research programs;
- assist with international exchange organizations with ADA information and develop partnerships with everyone involved.
MIUSA Exchange Program will take you out of this world - well out of the country anyway – for 2-4 weeks.
Choose from80 countries; Live with a home stay family, attend leadership seminars, disability rights workshops, cross-cultural learning, participate in team building exercises like river rafting; develop strategies to change or enhance your life and your community. Special programs are available for all ages and backgrounds.
The International Development and Disability organization focuses their attention on getting everyone involved at all levels including development, beneficiaries, volunteers, trainers, field staff, make policies, use your admin skills or offer technical assistance in any one of 160 organizations world-wide.
Empowerment of women, equal opps and human rights for women and girls with disabilities around the world are the main goals of Women, Disability and Development.
Lastly, there is always an opportunity to volunteer be an intern assisting in virtually every area!
What a perfect excuse to take a trip! Continuing education at it’s best!