Study Abroad Accommodations

Baylor University’s mission states clearly, the goal of worldwide leadership and service and study abroad plays a vibrant and dynamic role to this end. Baylor is deeply committed to the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspect of college life, including the study abroad experience. Students who have documented disabilities for which they may need separate accommodations for study abroad, must understand that U.S. access laws, such as the American Disabilities Act, do not apply overseas. Baylor’s study abroad team will convene an interactive committee that will counsel students on the best course of action creating a central meeting place where appropriate officials and stakeholders can make a reasonable, informed decision.

Baylor University has established procedures to ensure that students with documented disabilities have access to reasonable accommodations while participating in a study abroad program. Students should allow adequate time for application review and accommodation considerations.

In order to make a special study abroad request, students need to fill out the Study Abroad Accommodation Request Form. The request will ask for documentation regarding a substantially limiting condition by appropriate medical professionals.

Study Abroad Accommodation Request Form

All documentation provided from medical professionals must meet the following requirements:

  • Be on letterhead of the particular medical or health institution or on the letterhead of the medical/health/disability professional issuing the documentation
  • Include a statement of impact and/or limitations on student's diet
  • Include recommendations of appropriate reasonable accommodations
  • The date of the most recent office visit
  • Signature and credentials of medical professional

Students must follow these procedures and provide all the required information in order for a study abroad accommodation to be considered.

Please submit all materials together to:

Office of Access and Learning Accommodation
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97204
Waco, Texas 76798
oala@baylor.edu
254-710-3608 (fax)