We are dedicated to supporting diversity and non-discrimination in Education Abroad for all UCCS students. Every UCCS student is encouraged to explore opportunities for an overseas educational experience.
Diversity Abroad Resources
Students with Disabilities
Going abroad will be a life-changing experience of discovery. It will be important to be aware and understand culture differences about disability and the accommodation you may need in order to have a successful, enjoyable, and safe education abroad experience. The Education Abroad staff will work with you to identify programs and and locations to fit your needs and help prepare you for your international experience. Begin preparing now by doing the following:
- First, contact the UCCS Office of Disabilities and complete and accommodation request form. The staff will meet with you to discuss your needs so appropriate arrangements can be made in advance.
- Make an appointment with the Education Abroad staff to identify programs and locations that meet your interests and needs.
- Keep in mind that different cultures approach and provide disability access in different ways. Become familiar with the types of accommodation typically provided in the countries of your interest and be flexible and open to different ways of accommodating your disability.
- Once you choose a program, find out as much as you can about the views on disabilities in your host culture. The more you know, the better prepared you will be for the interaction between your disability and the new environment.