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ERIC Number: EJ1093584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
International Exchange with a Disability: Enhancing Experiences Abroad through Advising and Mentoring (Practice Brief)
Holben, Ashley; Özel, Claire
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v28 n4 p405-412 2015
Through interaction with an advisor or peer mentor and through exposure to the experiences of role models, students with disabilities gain an appreciation of the potential challenges and benefits of international exchange and make informed choices about whether, where, and how to go abroad. By adopting strategies for inclusive advising and role modeling, less experienced practitioners can develop expertise and understanding for advising prospective exchange participants with disabilities. This practice brief outlines the steps taken by one practitioner in Turkey, where few inclusive exchange resources and role models exist, to adapt a U.S.-based organization's strategies for supporting postsecondary students with disabilities in international exchange. It evaluates the impact of advising on the experiences of three disabled Turkish exchange students and recommends best practices and professional resources for advisors and peer mentors to enhance support to exchange participants with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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