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in early June, so while the content is still relevant, many of the statistics given regarding COVID-19 are now out-of-date.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.
The holidays call for quality time spent with friends and family, authentic food, and a celebration of culture, but international students at Denison don’t always have the luxury to do so. Lucky enough for the Denison community, the Asian Culture Club (ACC), in collaboration with Global China Connection (GCC), hosted a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration embracing this traditional Asian holiday and bringing the community together.