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Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities are encouraged work with our Disabilities Coordinator early in the process of planning a travel and external study experience. This will allow students sufficient time to review a number of options that meet their academic interests and to explore the availability of accommodations prior to making a travel study course selection.
It is important to remember that the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are not enforced outside of the United States. It is the student’s responsibility to disclose any disability that requires accommodations and to make plans for their needs. Accommodations which represent a fundamental alteration of the program or that create an undue hardship will not be provided. All decisions regarding accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis. If accommodations are needed and not available at a particular site, then students may not be qualified to participate in that specific course.
If additional accommodation needs arise while the student is abroad, students must discuss these needs with Dr. Carol Branch in Disabilities Services and the program site to determine whether the additional accommodations are reasonable and appropriate.
If a student chooses to not disclose disability-related needs prior to departure for their travel study related course, Disabilities Services will determine if accommodations are possible. Please note: It may not be feasible or possible to make arrangements for accommodations requested too close to the departure date or once on site.