#URepresentation Matters Blog

The #URepresentationMatters series gives a  peek into the diverse communities of international educators while highlighting critical issues, providing advice and insight, and inspiring future generations

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How to Blog with URep Abroad

Step One: Review Our Guidebook

Our Blog & Vlog guidebook outlines our blogging process and how you can write or submit a video for URep Abroad. 

Step Two: Complete Blog Form

Express your interested in sharing your experiences by completing our Blog Form. We want to hear the good, bad, and learned experiences!  

Step Three: Explore Our Stories

Read our blogs and watch our vlogs from real people who are working in international education or traveling the world.

Blog Archives
How Teaching Abroad Made Me More Empathetic Towards The International Student Experience

How Teaching Abroad Made Me More Empathetic Towards The International Student Experience

Krittika Onsanit (she/her), a first-generation Thai-American, shares how her experience as a volunteer English teacher in her parents’ home country inspired her to work to support international students struggling to adjust cross-culturally.
Lived Experience, Arab Identity, and Intersectionality Provided the Roadmap to Inclusive Global Citizenship

Lived Experience, Arab Identity, and Intersectionality Provided the Roadmap to Inclusive Global Citizenship

Michael Ziadat (he/his), the proud son of immigrants and a first-generation Arab American, felt a life-calling to support the needs of learners by helping them break through academic, social, linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers. Michael's decade-long work in international education, ESL, and adult education shines through…
A Language Barrier Prevented Me From Knowing My Family, So I Became Fluent In Spanish and Reconnected With My Roots

A Language Barrier Prevented Me From Knowing My Family, So I Became Fluent In Spanish and Reconnected With My Roots

Elisabet Raquel García (she/they), Global Education DEI specialist, shares how language barriers prevented her from connecting with her family and how her determination to build a relationship prompted her to become a fluent Spanish speaker in five years.
A Conversation with Kwame Gayle: Afro Caribbean Pride  in International Education

A Conversation with Kwame Gayle: Afro Caribbean Pride in International Education

Kwame Gayle (he/his) shares how his identity as a black, Afro-Caribbean, queer immigrant living and working abroad has led him to recognize the inclusive value of "making space for others" while "taking up space" at the table to ensure representation.
Interview with a CEO: Thai Professional in International Education

Interview with a CEO: Thai Professional in International Education

URep Abroad interviewed Kwan Segal (she/her), CEO and Founder of ICAway, on how she used her experience as a Thai international student to develop customized training programs to help international students prepare to enter the U.S. professional world. ​