TRAINING: Youth Leadership, Summer Trip from US to Costa Rica

Posted on 4 March 2008. Filed under: Capacity Building and Leadership, Cross-Disability, Education and Training Opportunities, Human Rights, Latin America & Caribbean, Opportunities, youth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Young leaders with disabilities who are US citizens are being recruited for a 16-day leadership exchange program to Costa Rica this summer. The focus of the program, from June 27 to July 12, 2008, will be on youth leadership and cross-cultural perspectives on disability rights. Participants aged 18 to 24 will develop leadership skills, build self-confidence, make friends, learn Spanish, and experience Costa Rican culture by living with a local host family.

This opportunity is offered by Mobility International USA (MIUSA). The application deadline is March 28, 2008.

MIUSA strives to organize programs that include people with and without disabilities and people from diverse cultural backgrounds. First time travelers with disabilities who are from a cultural minority and of low socioeconomic status are included every year. 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.

  • ASL staff interpreters will be provided by MIUSA for the duration of the program.
  • Materials in alternative formats will be provided for all scheduled program activities.
  • Funding for Personal Assistants may be available for participants who need personal assistance during the program.

Learn more about the program at:

http://www.miusa.org/newsitems/costarica08

Inquiries about the program should be directed to MIUSA, not We Can Do.



We Can Do learned about this program via the Disabled People International (DPI) email newsletter.

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3 Responses to “TRAINING: Youth Leadership, Summer Trip from US to Costa Rica”

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i’m a student at the second year english and i want to cary on my studies there if possible,of course with a job to fee my accomdation.
i hope hearing from you !

Esteemed sir/madam

It is our pleasure to introduce to you that United Nations Association of Nepal is a non-profit and volunteer organization deeply committed to promote mission and goals of United Nations, MDGs, nonviole, Development, community building, ideals of world peace and world affairs, human rights, social security etc. through participatory action

I came to learn that the Youth Leadership, Summer Trip is going to be held from June 27-12 July in New York University, NY, USA. Two members of this Association are very much interested in participating the program. Therefore I would like to request you to kindly invite them to the program and encourage them by sending invitation letter. After I receive your positive response, I will send their names and details. I hope you will be kind enough to provide them opportunity.

looking forward hearing from you as soon as possible.

hello sir , pls i need some surport from you ,
a good friend of mine do sent me invitation letter
to vicite her in her country , i dont know what to do


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