Matteo N. Wong
‘It Feels Like a Daydream’: International Students At Home Describe Surreal, Challenging Adjustments During COVID-19 Pandemic
International students faced a wide range of responses to the pandemic when they returned home this month — and continue to face unique challenges ahead.
Harvard has restricted travel to Italy and Iran amid an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the two countries, according to a Saturday email from University Provost Alan M. Garber '76 and Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen.
It is a trope in popular and academic writing alike to say that the absence of a precise definition of “Asian America” is what binds the identity together — that Asian Americans lack not only a literal common language, but also a common “language” in terms of a unifying ideology through which we can better understand each other.
More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the safe re-entry of Reihana Emami Arandi, an Iranian citizen admitted to Harvard Divinity School in 2019 but deported from Logan International Airport in September.
Several of Harvard’s China-affiliated research programs and institutions have postponed or altered their operations due to the global outbreak of the new coronavirus.
"You don’t even dream of this shit,” he says. “You dream what is in your limits.” Suraj Yengde has spent his entire life doing the unimaginable: attending college in India, studying in England, pursuing a Ph.D. in South Africa, and, in 2016, coming to Harvard.
Lawyers representing Reihana Emami Arandi — an Iranian citizen deported from Logan International Airport last fall while trying to attend Harvard Divinity School — filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office on Thursday.
Under a blue tarp hung between four light poles bedecked with Indian flags, a group of Harvard graduate students and local activists staged a 24-hour protest in Harvard Square on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s constitution and decry India’s Citizenship Amendment Act.
Harvard and MIT received $1.4 million from the United States Agency for International Development in December to study and evaluate reforms to the Government of Indonesia’s social support programs.