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Students with disabilities
What accommodations are available to someone with a physical disability? Under the ADA, students who demonstrate a learning, emotional, or physical disability are permitted reasonable accommodations (i.e. alternative: testing locations and formats, relocation of class to an accessible room, note takes, scan materials to an alternate format etc) . Please see the ECU Disability Support Services Website for details.
I have a learning disability will I be able to receive accommodations? Under the ADA, students who demonstrate a learning, emotional, or physical disability are permitted reasonable accommodations (i.e. alternative: testing locations and formats, relocation of class to an accessible room, note takes, scan materials to an alternate format etc) . Please see the ECU Disability Support Services Website for details.
I have an assistance animal, is it possible for me to bring it along on my foreign experience? Most likely. Before making final preparations, contact the country's consulate or embassy for information on their importation laws. But also be sure to contact the NC USDA on their return entry regulations. Depending on where you travel, you may have to ensure your assistance dog has a veterinarian complete a physical before you return to the US. Traveling to a place like Europe or Canada is less complicated then traveling to Africa or Asia. It is important that when you travel abroad with your dog, you carry a copy of your dog's certified importation information and current rabies certificate. Some countries, like the United Kingdom have strict quarantine laws that may influence your final decision in where you want to complete your foreign experience, so be sure to research the destination on their imploration and exportation laws. You may also want to contact the local assistance animal or guide dog association in that country. They can provide you on any local laws and cultural perceptions regarding your assistance animal.
I am physically disabled would I still be required to fulfill the foreign Experience? If so, how can I find an appropriate experience? Yes you are required to fulfill the Foreign Experience. The experience can be a formal internship or study abroad program lasting at least ten weeks. Planning ahead and flexibility are key to traveling abroad with or without a disability. The foreign experience can take place anywhere from Canada and Mexico to Europe, Africa or Asia. Use your contacts and background to find an opportunity. If you are still stuck on where to find opportunities consider contacting the ECU Study Abroad Office or the ECU Career Services Office . Interested in a federal internship abroad? Consider the State Department's summer internship Program which has an early application deadline in early November. You may also find websites on the Internet helpful. Consider looking at sites like the Transitions Abroad with a great section for disability travel.