Blog: Don't let disability dictate your year abroad

Blog: Don't let disability dictate your year abroad

Extracts from Jamie's blog on The Guardian's Global Student hub:

If you were given the word "wheelchair" in a word association game, you probably wouldn't respond with "year abroad" or "mountains".

I'm sure there will be moments when I question what on earth I'm doing in the middle of a large mountain range, but I'm used to towns not designed with wheelchair users in mind.

After all, in moving from Durham to Brixen, I'm just swapping one cobbled town with a cathedral for another. Let's hope I can remember the German and Italian for "Sorry, I haven't booked assistance..."

 

Image by: Allan Baxter/Getty Images


Be Social - Share This Story With Your Friends: