The International Office makes every effort to assure that undergraduates with disabilities can participate successfully in a study abroad program. Please note that ODU cannot guarantee that facilities and/or support services will be available at each location abroad in the same range and quality as on the ODU campus.
However, the director of the International Office will assume a proactive position in seeking the best possible accommodation for students with disabilities.
Please give the director of the International Office Director of notice to research the availability of resources overseas.
Students should make their restrictions and needs known to the director of the International Office as early as possible during the application process. Include a separate statement with your application indicating all needs in detail.
Failure to give adequate advance notice of special requirements may affect the International Office’s ability to give timely consideration to a student’s needs, and cause unnecessary problems for the students.
You should inform the International Office of all special needs, from extra time for taking exams to wheelchair access abroad. While it is our policy to make reasonable accommodations where possible, it is the student’s responsibility to assure that any funding required for special services abroad is arranged well in advance.
Students should also consult both with the Student Development and the Financial Aid Office to secure the necessary funding.