A joint project between the Office of Disability Services (ODS) and the Study Abroad Program.
An invitation to all students registered with ODS
We are delighted to announce this collaboration between our two programs--and need your help! In an effort to provide appropriate support to Barnard students with disabilities who are interested in either domestic or international study away programs, we'd like your input on how to assist and accommodate before, during and after your study leave. Please take a moment and complete the survey which is appropriate to your experience. It should only take a few minutes--and the info you provide will be most helpful to us in our future efforts. Thanks--and if you have any questions, please contact either of us. We'd be delighted to talk with you further!
Feel free to check out more information on our study abroad program here!
"It has been nearly three months that I have been living, playing, and of course studying here at Queen Mary College in London. During this time, I have learned many things in respect to disability, specifically blindness, and studying abroad. The most important of these things is 1) to plan, 2) plan, and 3) plan some more. Then, after all of this planning and researching, prepare to have not planned enough and expect the unexpected! It's Murphy's Law! But, don't worry. From my experiences, it is all of the unexpected things that have served as the source for a good laugh as long as you keep your sense of humor about you. Overall though, studying abroad is an incredible experience for anyone as I'm sure you've already heard time and time again. There are many good and justifiable reasons for not studying abroad, but disability is not one of them! It is definitely a major factor you must consider in choosing WHERE you study abroad, but NOT IF you study abroad -- especially if you're thinking of studying in England! They're extremely disability-friendly over here. If you just remember Location! Location! Location!, I really think that your studying abroad experience will be free of too many disability-related glitches, leaving you free to experience and enjoy life abroad."