International students want to leave Shanghai because of Vice-Chancellor Lehman’s announcement that classes will be taught remotely for the remainder of the semester.
The recent lockdowns in Shanghai have necessitated a transition to remote learning, which has prompted NYU Shanghai professors to reexamine their coursework and teaching.
On March 10, students, faculty, and staff lined up outside the NYU Shanghai Welcome Center from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to take a mandatory precautionary Covid test.
Since the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 has left the world shattered in pieces, having over 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases and leaving over about 730k deaths worldwide. Currently, the US, Brazil, and India lead in the number of COVID-19 cases. While some countries are still drowning in cases and pandemic precautions, other countries have entirely lifted restrictions. Here is some more information regarding specific countries’ stats and how they have approached the pandemic.
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.