[nabs-l] a interesting opportunity for those who are writers and have a study abroad opportunity to share

Anmol Bhatia anmolpbhatia at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 3 23:30:24 UTC 2010

Thought this would be of interest to some.

$50 Offered for Stories on International Exchange Experiences

Due September 1.

If you are a person with a disability and have either studied, worked or volunteered abroad, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE)
would like to hear from you.

There are three different ways to share:  

Personal Essay - NCDE's submission guidelines and writing tips are in a downloadable writing guidelines Word document. NCDE can post the personal essay on the Stories & Blogs web page and/or edit it and help to locate a publication to submit it to.

Blog - Please refer to this online resource Blogs: Steps on How Exchange Travelers with Disabilities Can Create a Blog  for more information about what
we are looking for in a blog submission. You can send the link to add to NCDE's website by filling out the online Become a Blogger submission form linked
from this page.

Featured Person Profile - If you want to be a featured person on the NCDE website and are willing to have peers contact you for advice about going abroad,
then you can fill out the online Form to Become a Featured Person.

Examples of personal essays, blogs and featured people profiles on the above web links will give a sense of the type of experiences NCDE includes. Personal
essays should:

Be between 750-1000 words in length, 

Include the author's 50 word biography
Include two captioned photos. 
NCDE staff is happy to engage in a collaborative writing process with authors, and will edit all articles. If you want further direction in your writing
or would like to submit a story for editing, email clearinghouse at miusa.org.


Submissions must come from people with disabilities residing in the United States, which includes people from other countries currently having an international
exchange experience in the United States.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, September 1, 2010. 

People whose stories, blogs and featured person profiles are accepted will be sent a form to submit by September 15 to receive the $50.

People will be provided only one payment of $50 regardless of if they submit more than one of the essays, blogs, and featured person forms.

International experiences must entail work, study, volunteer, or research abroad. 
Submissions must come from people with disabilities. A person with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially
limits one or more major life activities including anxiety, arthritis, asperger's, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, deafblindness, diabetes,
dyslexia, HIV, lupus, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, etc.
NCDE looks forward to receiving submissions by September 1, 2010 to be considered for the $50.  Inquiries may be sent to clearinghouse at miusa.org or via
telephone or TTY at (541) 343-1284. The NCDE is administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
Hellen Keller


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