Instructors should encourage students with disabilities to take part in international travel or study programs that may enrich their total educational experience. Students with disabilities who meet program requirements and choose to study or travel abroad are presented with opportunities and challenges. Academic and daily life in a foreign country can introduce new barriers that require different accommodations and, at times, compromises independence. Reasonable accommodations vary greatly and depend upon individual needs, travel destinations, and academic programs.
An approach for addressing needs of individuals with disabilities
The effectiveness of communication with faculty and peers can directly affect the success of students. There is a great deal of stigma associated with disabilities that affect human interaction, and often a misconception that intelligence is somehow correlated with clarity of speech and other communication abilities.