Disabled Youths Can Travel To Costa Rica

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Explore Costa Rica with 12 other emerging leaders with and without disabilities! Participate in an exciting cross-cultural and cross-disability exchange program!

Become an ambassador of disability pride by sharing cross-cultural disability perspectives with members of the local community!

Develop leadership skills, build self-confidence, make friends, and learn Spanish!

Experience Costa Rican culture, food and customs by living with a host family!

MIUSA is currently accepting applications from young people with disabilities to take part in an international exchange program June 20 – July 5, 2007 to Costa Rica, entitled the US/Costa Rica: Youth Leadership and Cross Cultural Perspectives on Disability Rights Exchange Program.

First time travelers with disabilities between the ages of 18 – 24 years old who are from cultural minority backgrounds or of low socioeconomic status are strongly encouraged to apply.

MIUSA exchange programs are inclusive of people who are Deaf and hard of hearing, or have cognitive, visual, physical, psychiatric, systemic, non-apparent, or other types of disabilities.

MIUSA will provide appropriate accommodations to each qualified participant with a disability, including ASL interpretation and alternative formats.

APPLY NOW! Application materials can be found at http://www.miusa.org/exchange. Generous scholarships are available.

Application deadline is March 2, 2007. Late applications will be accepted as space permits. Application materials are available in alternative formats upon request.

Since 1981, MIUSA has been pioneering short-term international exchange programs for people with and without disabilities from over 90 countries.

As a non-profit organization, MIUSA is dedicated to promoting opportunities for people with disabilities in international exchange, leadership development and service learning.

Contact:

Jena Price

Program Specialist

Mobility International USA
132 E. Broadway, Suite 343
Eugene, OR 97401

Tel/TTY: 541-343-1284

Fax: 541-343-6812

E-mail: exchange@miusa.org