Students With Disabilities Studying Abroad

The University of the South strives to create an inclusive environment that responds effectively to the needs of students. Any student planning to study abroad who may need an accommodation based on the impact of their disability should discuss their plans to study abroad with Student Accessibility Services. This will provide an opportunity early on in the information gathering and application process to discuss, determine, and arrange specific accommodations. While you do not need to disclose your diagnosis or information related to your disability you should consult with the Office of Global Citizenship about the need and implementation of accommodations.

Please note: Study Abroad/Away programs are not obligated to meet a request for accommodations without prior notification of the need. Formal notification of need and necessary accommodations would come from the Student Accessibility Services office.

The choice to use accommodations is the student’s. Please carefully consider the needs you may have that will allow you to have full access to the study abroad experience.

The student will:
  • Research study abroad programs
  • Meet all required deadlines
  • Disclose and provide documentation of disability to SAS within the planning process to study abroad
  • Communicate needs to SAS and Study Abroad staff as planning accommodations requires extra preparation time to ensure equal access
SAS will:
  • Serve as a resource for students with disabilities that are researching accommodation options for studying abroad
  • Ensure the student's right to confidentiality regarding disability-related matters
  • Review student's documentation and determine appropriate accommodations for study abroad
  • Make any recommendations to the Office of Global Citizenship regarding the student’s need(s)
For more information and to schedule an appointment with Student Accessibility Services call 931-598-1325 or email at