Rodlyn-mae Banting (she/her/hers) of UW-Madison
Project Title: The Nest that Follows: Creating Transnational Networks of Care via Home University Mentorship Programs for Students of Color Studying Abroad
Why: Because everyone deserves safe and well-supported self exploration
How’s: Intentional connection, contextualized understanding, generous empathy, and solidarity
Abstract: This project aims to create a transnational network of care between UW-Madison individuals and its students of color studying abroad through a peer-mentoring program. The program’s goal is to serve as an emotional holding space for the latter group while they are away from their home university and experiencing race in new, foreign, and potentially challenging contexts.