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Education Abroad Advising to Students with Disabilities
Meeting the vital goal of increasing diversity in education abroad requires that advisers be equipped to guide students with disabilities through the education abroad life cycle. This digital download prepares advisers to creatively problem-solve with on-campus units, host sites, and the students themselves in order to develop strategies, evaluate available accommodations, and secure resources before departure and on site. Step-by-step practice scenarios walk readers through commmon situtations and help them put knowledge into action.
About the Authors
Heidi M. Soneson, PhD, is assistant vice chancellor for international education at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls. In this capacity, she collaborates on institutional policy and best practices for education abroad, international student advising, international partnerships, and international recruitment. Soneson has served on NAFSA’s Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee and on The Forum on Education Abroad Council. She has received grant funding to facilitate education abroad opportunities for students with disabilities and has presented and published on this topic as well as a variety of other education abroad areas of interest. Soneson has a doctorate in German and African studies and has taught German language at a variety of higher education institutions.
Sue Jin Hee Minder, MS, is the director of accessible education services at Willamette University. In this role, she partners with faculty and key university administrators on institutional policy and best practices to create a college environment that is inclusive of students with disabilities. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and vocational rehabilitation counseling and maintains memberships in the state and national affiliates of the Association on Higher Education and Disability. Minder has more than a decade of experience collaborating on diversity and inclusion from an intersectional equity lens in higher education and has presented extensively on this topic. Her service delivery philosophy is to create transformative disability access through education and strategic planning for long-range equity, empowerment, and innovation.
Heidi M. Soneson, PhD, and Sue Jin Hee Minder, MS
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