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Rayane Prado Nunes

Junior studying Psychology with a certificate in Latin Studies

Rayane (Hi-ah-ne) is a third-year international student from Brazil, double majoring in Psychology and Dance with a Certificate in Latine Studies. She is a First Wave Scholar, a Peer Advisor for the Residence Halls, a House Fellow, SAFEwalker, and served on the Latinx Heritage Month Planning Committee last year. She is an International Reach ambassador through ISS as well as a member of the International Student Advisory Board. Rayane is passionate about advocating for international students and making sure their voices are heard. She is also part of the Infant Learning Lab through URS (Undergraduate Research Seminar). After graduation, she plans on going to graduate School and pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Speaking in

We are here: UW-Madison from an International Student Perspective

Day 2: November 15, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Breakout Option 1

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.