Students who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices, experience chronic fatigue or have other mobility-related concerns should consider researching the following:
Transportation: What are the transportation options to program site abroad (e.g. group flight, individual travel)? What forms of local transportation are used abroad (e.g. public transportation, private coach, taxis)?
Accommodation: What forms of accommodation are used (e.g. hotel, dorm, field station, home stay with local family)? Does the program require a daily commute between the housing and the academic facilities?
Activities: Does the program include excursions to museums, historical sites, field locations or adventure activities that may not have accessible arrangements?
Exertion Level: What is the exertion level on the program? Does the itinerary involve long-days or include opportunities for rest? Do certain activities involve long walks, tours, hiking or other strenuous physical activities?
Action items for students disclosing and seeking reasonable mobility accommodations:
Contact the study abroad office at Wright State to assist in assessing and communicating your needs.
Mobility International USA: Preparations for Travel with a Physical Disability
Mobility International USA: Disability-Specific Preparations: From Fatigue to Sensitivities