November 10, 2011
Can you imagine going to another country for a year as a teenager? Recently, MIUSA hosted high school exchange students with disabilities selected as part of the prestigious Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program and Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Two groups of students, from Eurasia and predominantly Muslim countries, joined us for week-long Preparatory and Leadership Workshops, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, to prepare them to attend U.S. high schools and to address challenges related to accessibility and inclusion during their year abroad.
Here is just a snapshot of their time with MIUSA, which focused on disability rights, leadership and preparation for their year in an American high school as a student with a disability.
Best of luck to all these students as they embark upon their year in the U.S.!