With 72 hours to evacuate, students in the UGalapagos program scrambled to book the last flights out of Ecuador, as the nation shut its borders due to coronavirus concerns.
“I feel like this is the only time in my life where I can travel for a long period of time with my best friends. I was looking forward to it so much, and I was having the best experience, and I never expected anything like this to happen.”
“We were stuck in a pandemic with no one to contact at the university. Imagine 25 students crying and calling parents, trying to figure out how they will go home, how to bring everything back so quickly, how we would finish classes, how we would get our money back.”
A year since Guaidó’s leadership spurred hundreds of protests throughout Venezuela to demand change, Maduro remains in power, and last month he began the second year of his second six-year term.
“The entire situation is heartbreaking,” said Li, a graduate student majoring in public relations.
The Australian bushfires have been utterly devastating. The scope of the cataclysmic natural disaster has been record-breaking in many ways; Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades.
“The police did what they should,” Jia said. “They did nothing wrong. The skirmishes are making Chinese love their country more.”
“In America, we’re very ‘democracy, democracy, democracy,’ but just knowing that there are different ways of living is important”