Amid Campus Closures, Majority of International Students Remained
Karin Fischer, Open Campus
Khuslen Tulga is one of 55 students, almost all international, still living at Hamilton College after the coronavirus outbreak ended in-person classes and sent most students off campus. Her days are marked by video calls to her grandparents, who raised her, in Mongolia. The internet is her only tether home after the pandemic closed the country’s borders.
The abrupt end to the semester and the transition to remote learning has been difficult for everyone. But international students like Tulga—far from family and often with little sense of when they might return home—are among the most vulnerable.