Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
MIUSA's international exchange program specializes in leadership training, community service, cross-cultural experiential learning and advocacy for the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Additionally, MIUSA manages the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE),
a project that promotes the involvement of people with disabilities in all
types of international exchange programs. NCDE provides personalized
information and referrals to individuals with disabilities. NCDE also
consults with exchange programs to assist them in including people with
disabilities in their programs.
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These short-term group exchanges for youth, adults, and professionals take place in the US and abroad. MIUSA has coordinated exchanges with
and other countries.
Activities include training seminars and workshops, adaptive recreational activities, cross-cultural communication, language classes and volunteer service projects.
MIUSA programs are for people with and without disabilities. Age
qualifications vary according to the program.
Participants pay for the costs of exchange programs and their own travel
expenses. Generous scholarships are often available. MIUSA provides
fundraising tip sheets.
Web Site: www.miusa.org
Mobility International USA
PO Box 10767
Eugene, Oregon 97440
Phone: 541-343-1284 (Tel/TTY)
Registration / Application
The application process begins with a survey on the
MIUSA web site.
History: Mobility International USA, located in Eugene, Oregon, was co-founded in
1981 by Susan Sygall and Barbara Williams.
Field Projects executed: 4 in 2001.
Advisors sent on field projects: 25 in 2001.
Budget: $702,550 (fiscal 1998)
Mobility International USA currently has projects in 10 countries in 6 Regions (Africa: 1, Asia: 2, Central America: 2, North America: 1, Southeast Asia: 1, Western Europe: 3)
To empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange, information, technical assistance and training, and to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange and development programs.