Trilateral Consortium on Capacity Building in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
Nomination submitted by: Leslie C. McAllan, Assistant Professor, College of Education
Program Overview The University of Arizona is eliminating barriers to study abroad for students with disabilities, and others traditionally underrepresented in the field. The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology in the College of Education at UA is working to make exchange opportunities more practical for students with specific learning, health care, and independent living needs. One of six universities and three community-based non-governmental organizations working together in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, UA has created a program including virtual exchanges, short-term exchanges, and carefully planned traditional semester-long exchanges designed to promote cross-cultural learning and professional development to improve future employment opportunities.
Program Implementation Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives
The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:
Geoffrey BannisterPresident, The Forum on Education Abroad
Esther BarazzonePresident, Chatham College
Stephen DunnettVice Provost for International Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
Ulrich GrothusDirector, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New York
Catharine StimpsonDean, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University
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