Travelers with Disabilities
Baylor students, faculty and staff with disabilities can successfully travel abroad whether it be to participate in a study abroad program, missions program, conduct research, attend a conference or serve as a guest lecturer. The key to a trouble-free experience is planning. Understand, however, that attitudes, accessibility and accommodation for travelers with emotional, mental, learning or physical disabilities may vary in different locations.
Successful travelers take time to think about how to manage these differences and seek as much information as possible before departing.
Undergraduate travelers are strongly encouraged to discuss their travel plans with a study abroad or missions adviser (if applicable), faculty or staff adviser, program director, trip leader and/or Global Safety and Security (GSS). Both graduate and undergraduates can talk with Baylor’s Office of Access and Learning Accommodation. These offices will work together (and with the student) to discuss reasonable accommodations abroad as well as assist with the planning and pre-departure process.
- Mobility International USA provides information on education and travel for all individuals with disabilities.