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Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Duke Immerse is committed to inclusion on its programs. We work closely with Duke’s Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) to help students with disabilities request and receive approved accommodations on study away programs to the extent that they can be arranged, given local/foreign laws, infrastructure, and other considerations. 

Please understand that we cannot guarantee that every approved accommodation can be implemented in every program location. 

Because it may take a substantial amount of time and planning to arrange accommodations abroad, if you should need assistance in identifying programs and/or program locations that may fit your individual needs, you should reach out to your faculty leaders as early as possible when considering participation in a study away program. 

This will give us time to explore all of your options, determine the feasibility of offering particular accommodations in particular program locations, and actually arrange accommodations if needed and available. 

If it should become apparent at any point in this process that your program location cannot reasonably accommodate your specific needs, we will closely work with you to explore other program options that may fit both your interests and medical needs. 

Registering for Accommodations on Duke Immerse

If you are interested in applying for accommodations while on your Duke Immerse program, please contact Susan Pratt, Duke Immerse Program Director at for advice and consultation during the semester previous to the semester when the program launches.