Disability Services

The Study Away office is committed to facilitating access to every student interested in studying abroad. The Office works closely with Disability Services to help students identify appropriate programs and locations, and determine necessary accommodations. 

If you are considering study abroad, please disclose your disability needs to faculty leaders early so appropriate arrangements can be made in advance. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the trip leader(s), and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.early in your search to discuss any accommodations you will require while abroad.

Planning Tips

  • Remember that other cultures may provide disability access in different ways. Learn about what types of accommodations are typically provided in your host country, and be flexible and open to unfamiliar ways of accommodating disability.
  • Before you go, find out as much as you can about your host culture and how they view disability by reading, talking to other students, and attending pre-departure orientation sessions. The more you know, the better prepared you will be for your interaction in the new environment.
  • Think about how you will answer questions about your disability in the language of your host country—look up key vocabulary words ahead of time.

Usual Resources

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Study Abroad Staff

For more information, contact:

Brittany Jackson
Assistant Director
Strategic Academic Initiatives
Hiram College
Teachout-Price
PO Box 67
Hiram, OH  44234

Phone: 330.569.5380
Fax: 330.569.6005
jacksonb1@hiram.edu


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