Norms surrounding mental health, accommodations, accessibility, and physical disability vary by culture. Planning ahead is key for a successful study abroad experience that accommodates for any accessibility and disability needs. Consider these sample questions when exploring program options:
Questions to Consider
- What accessibility and disability needs should I take into consideration when thinking about studying abroad?
- What kind of accommodations can be arranged?
- What are the cultural norms surrounding disability/mental health?
- How accessible are places? What are the common means of transportation?
- What strategies will I use to take care of myself mentally and physically?
- If I use any health, accessibility, counseling services at home, will these be available? How will I plan to access resources? What does my health insurance cover?
Financial Aid and Scholarships
See Finances and Funding for information on Hampshire funding and external funding for study abroad. Keep in mind that many study abroad programs offer their own identity-based scholarships. Options include: