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.
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in early June, so while the content is still relevant, many of the statistics given regarding COVID-19 are now out-of-date.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.
Denison Vail Series Presents Grammy-Winning Artist Aoife on October 1st, 8pm EDT
Like everyone in the world right now, Denison Vail Series is pivoting to a virtual presence for its 41st annual season starting in Fall 2020. Vail Series celebrates over four decades of presenting world-class artists and ensembles to the Denison community.
As part of Denison’s Home to the Hill course, students complete a Digital Storytelling Project in which they reflect on their time away from Denison. Students can elect to create a video or use other platforms, like Shorthand or Scalar. Abby has given us permission to share her story, A New Understanding of Home, with you.