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