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Mobility International USA
U.S./Spain: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
on Disability Rights Leadership Exchange Program

June 24 - July 4, 2011
Madrid, Spain

NEW YORK CITY young adults with disabilities, ages 18-24!

Scholarships Provided!
Apply Now! - Deadline March 1st, 2011
Application (PDF) / Application (Word) / Application (Rich Text)
Learn more about the program

Pursue your dream as a leader and join us in Spain for a unique life-changing international and cross-disability experience!

Encouraged to apply - young adults with disabilities of diverse backgrounds and first-time international travelers

When: June 24 - July 4, 2011
Where: Madrid, Spain

Scholarships: Scholarships provided! Please complete the scholarship application form in the program application.
Deadline: March 1st, 2011
Application Fee: $20 non-refundable
Program Cost: SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDED to cover up to 80% of the program fee of $1,100. The program fee will include: round-trip international airfare from New York City to Madrid, Spain;  accessible ground transportation, lodging, meals and activities in Spain; disability related costs, including sign language interpreters, materials in alternative formats and funding for personal assistants.


  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
  • From New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island) 
  • Ages 18 - 24 by July 2011
  • Individuals with a disability: MIUSA programs include people with all types of disabilities and from cultural diverse backgrounds.


  • Workshops and discussions with disability rights leaders in Spain, focusing on disability rights laws, access to education, employment, media and strategies for disability rights leadership.
  • Site visits to disabled people’s organizations (DPO’s), Spanish educational institutions, and community organizations.
  • Cultural immersion through experiencing Spanish language, customs, food and culture with members of the local community.


  • ASL interpreters will be provided by MIUSA for the duration of the program.
  • Materials in alternative formats will be provided for scheduled program activities.
  • Personal assistant funding may be available for participants who need personal assistance during the program.
  • Other disability-related accommodations and services available upon request.
Download the Application - Deadline March 1st, 2011
Application (PDF) / Application (Word) / Application (Rich Text)


The 2011 U.S./Spain: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability Rights Leadership Exchange Program is funded by the New York Community Trust / Wallace Fund for Youth, established in Community Funds by the co-founders of The Reader's Digest Association. For the past 15 years, MIUSA has received the generous support of the DeWitt Wallace / Youth Travel Enrichment Fund, established by the founder of the Reader's Digest Association, to provide an educational travel opportunity to U.S. young adults with disabilities from diverse communities.

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Mobility International USA, a non-profit organization founded in 1981, empowers people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.

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