Welcome Spring 2017 ADA International Fellows & Program Hosts

April 6, 2017

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' Professional Fellows Division, this program supports 20 mid-career professionals from Brazil, Kenya, Peru, and Tanzania, selected through a competitive process, to participate in a five-week intensive fellowship program at a university-based research and education center for disabilities in the U.S. The program is focused on inclusive education and seeks to strengthen education access for people with disabilities globally. Read more about the program.

The Spring 2017 cohort of ADA International Fellows encompasses inclusive education advocates who work for schools, NGOs, DPOs, independent consulting, and their national governments. Fellows in this cohort come from Brazil, Kenya, and Tanzania. Meet the fellows!

The Spring 2017 program hosts provide significant expertise and projects related to inclusive education, relevant community partnerships, options for a community service component, experiential learning and networking opportunities, workplace culture and educational opportunities to the international Fellows who contribute to the workplace while devising plans for follow-on projects back home. Hosts also have the opportunity to apply for one of approximately six fully-funded technical assistance onsite visits to their Fellow's home country to support project implementation. Meet the Hosts!