Written by Seyeong Hanlim ’22
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted international travel on an unprecedented scale. The U.S. Department of State suspended routine visa services worldwide in March 2020 due to the pandemic. International students seeking to obtain F-1 visas to enter the U.S. found themselves stranded as embassies and consulates worldwide closed for unknown durations. Additionally, the Presidential Proclamation establishing travel restrictions for non-immigrant travelers from Brazil, China, and Iran has been in effect since January 2020 and has not yet been suspended.
Written by Seyeong Hanlim ’23
On February 12th, the annual Winterfest event with a Lunar New Year edition took place on all floors of Slayter Union. The event’s activities for students included ice skating, dorm decoration making with stuffed animals and street signs, and a special dinner hosted by Asian Culture Club (ACC), Denison Asian Student Union (DASU), and University Programming Council (UPC).
Written by Casey Trimm ’20
During this unpredictable time we are living in, both Denisonians studying on The Hill and Denisonians studying abroad had their semester cut short. For some, this meant booking a flight back home and leaving the United States, while for others, this meant booking a flight back home to their home country and leaving their host country.
Written by Isabella Antonelli ’20
Notice: This post was submitted for publication in early June, so while the content is still relevant, many of the statistics given regarding COVID-19 are now out-of-date. For the latest information at the time of publication, see “Updates” at the conclusion of this post.
Studying Abroad during COVID-19
COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives (as of early June, that number is at a staggering 108,000, in the United States alone and continues to climb), has infected millions globally, and seen the US lose tens of millions of jobs.