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Gabriela Valdez PhD

Gabriela  Valdez PhD

Director, Global Education

Administration Department

1295 N. Martin
Drachman Hall A317A
PO Box: 245163
Tucson AZ 85724-5163
(520) 626-6530


Gabriela has worked in the field of international education for the last 15 years teaching, creating, implementing, and overseeing international programs in over 20 countries around the world including Mexico, Spain, and the Dominican Republic. She has worked at the University of Arizona for 10 years in various roles related to international education. Gabriela received her PhD in International Education & Global Perspectives from the University of Arizona where her dissertation centered on the classroom experiences of Chinese international students studying in the U.S. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s degree in Language, Literature & Culture in the Hispanic World from Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Her research interests cover comparative studies, internationalization and contextualization of curriculum, international students’ experiences, international collaboration and intercultural communication.

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