Study Abroad Planning Guide

An increasing number of deaf students are pursuing study abroad opportunities which can raise many questions for disability service professionals on how to plan for accommodations. Study abroad experiences provide opportunities for deaf students to learn essential social and professional skills to be marketable in today’s workforce. Coordinating accommodations for deaf students participating in a study abroad experience requires a more individualized planning process. A successful study abroad experience requires a proactive planning approach that ideally allows at least 3 to 6 months of planning prior to the departure date. This planning guide is a tool to assist disability service professionals with the proactive planning process.