1st year Master's student in Public Affairs
Dorcas is an international student from the Central Region of Ghana. In 2021, she graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a major in Human Resource Management and minors in Economics and Law. Currently, she is a first year Master of Public Affairs student at the La Follette School with interests in Foreign and Economic Policy and looks forward to a fulfilling career in public service. She is also works as a Peer Advisor at the International Student Services and enjoys advocating for an inclusive and welcoming community for international students. She speaks Fantse, Twi and English and loves Asian cuisine.
This session will be a fishbowl style conversation featuring a group of international student leaders having a discussion around the question: “What do you wish people knew about what it’s like to be an international student at UW-Madison?” Students will have an uninterrupted discussion while the audience listens and observes. By giving students a prompt and allowing them to take the conversation where it naturally leads, we think that participants will get an honest, candid view of common issues and experiences, as well as differences in experiences within our incredibly diverse and intersectional international student population. The discussion will be followed by an opportunity for the audience to reflect and ask questions of the students and for the student participants to respond in a “challenge by choice” approach. We hope that this cross-cultural dialogue will leave the audience feeling energized and empowered to advocate for and support international students on campus.