Following the COVID-19 outbreak in Qingdao earlier two weeks ago, Dean Pe and NYUSH's administration doubled down on the rigidity of their COVID-19 safety policy after 15% of random travel checks for the Code of Conduct came back as "problematic."
Getting to Shanghai is by no means an easy feat, especially during a pandemic. Most students seem to be talking about how they might make it to China in the next few months, but not what will happen once they get there. Per emails sent by Vice Chancellor Lehman, a two-week quarantine is mandatory after getting off the plane before many international students can freely access the campus. However, the price of this experience might deter some from deciding to continue with the "transition" option for this semester.
OCA [virtually] sits down with four incoming first-year students (Fiona Lemon, Ali Debow, Timothy Fraher, and João Vitor) to discuss themselves, their decisions to attend NYU Shanghai, and how the global pandemic affected their decisions.