Reaching and Supporting Students with Disabilities in Study Abroad
An Analysis of Marketing Strategies to Institutional Barriers
Keywords:Students with Disabilities, Diversity and Inclusion, Study Abroad
As universities develop strategies to simultaneously boost study abroad participation and diversify participants, they are devoting more attention to understanding the unique needs of underrepresented groups. This study explores the institutional barriers and support services for students with disabilities by the 25 American institutions that offer the most robust study abroad opportunities according to the Institute of International Education (IIE). The paper offers a new way of evaluating the support and resources currently targeted at students with disabilities, points out future research needs, and concludes with recommendations for practitioners.
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