4S1F33 Amanda Bate: The Black Expat Identity

I’m very happy to have Ms. Amanda Bate as my guest on the show. Amanda was born in the US to Cameroonian parents and grew up in Africa. Amanda is also the founder of The Black Expat website. 

The Black Expat website spotlights collected black expat experiences that are directly related to a black expat’s survival while living abroad. Also, parts of the website talks about issues that relate to raising children abroad and, in particular issues related to what Third Culture Kids (TCKs) face while living abroad and upon touching down in the nation of their parents birth.

Currently Amanda lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she works in educational consulting as a director of a college access program that assist low income and underrepresented minority students regarding their postsecondary education plans. 

Amanda explains how she became an advocate of studying abroad and why she’s working to make studying abroad more accessible to minority students who normally wouldn’t even think about an educational experience beyond their nation’s border.

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Black Expat:  Website: http://www.theblackexpat.com

Twitter: @theblackexpat

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblackexpat/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/BlackExpat/

Read The Wall Street Journal’s interview: A Voice For Global Nomads Of Color

Additional links of interest:

The Difference between Expats and Immigrants? It’s Passports, Not Race

‘Expat’ Under Fire: The Word is Not Racist, Argues a Global Nomad

Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

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