Disability Around the World: Study Abroad in Diverse Cultural Contexts

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Laura Eisenman
Michael Gamel-McCormick
Ashley Curran
Rachel McCulley
Meghan Moritz
Kim Musheno

Keywords

diversity, international travel, disability studies

Abstract

During a short-term study abroad program undergraduates and instructors from the U.S. explored disability issues in diverse cultural contexts: Ghana, UAE, Nepal, and Thailand. Through qualitative analyses of personal narratives, student interviews, journals, and other products, student- and faculty-researchers learned that participating students developed more critical perspectives on the importance of culture in shaping disability experiences in the U.S. and abroad.
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