August 14, 2022


Through Education Matters

Chinese exchange scholar stranded in U.S. a 12 months back, now again as Calvary Christian University college student

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Wednesday was the 1st day back again in course for 1 Columbus private school.

And WRBL Information 3 located a familiar deal with on the Calvary Christian University campus. Abraham Li was a Chinese trade pupil we initial achieved in January of 2020, where by he and a team of his classmates had been stuck in the U.S. since of the coronavirus.

Vacation had been halted to China and their two 7 days trip to The usa turned into two months, significantly of it spent listed here in Columbus.

On March 13th. as the COVID crisis was beginning to strike the U.S. difficult, I interviewed Li. It was the day in advance of they have been going household.

His suggestions to U.S. students about to offer with what he experienced been coping with for additional than two months: “Don’t worry. And handle people today nicer. Do not just reject them for the reason that they might have the sickness. And get the job done collectively to combat in opposition to it.”

I assumed that would be the final we would see of Abraham. Not so. He’s 1 of four Chinese exchange students enrolled at Calvary Christian.

“My family’s imagined course of action was we truly motivation and want to hold on to this opportunity to be an trade pupil in the U.S.,” he said Wednesday. “And all we can do about the virus is shield ourselves and protect others with our greatest effort.”

The 15-calendar year-previous Li in a sophomore at Calvary. Last calendar year, he did his scientific tests online in his Bejing household.

“I stayed at house using CRC programs,” he stated. “So, it is been tough. It is been seriously rough staying at home by myself.”

What does that indicate?

“That indicates I will get a lot more likelihood to cooperate and socialize with many others, which is a little something I have been trying to get for above a yr.”