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A quarantine location in Vietnam.

Vietnamese students abroad find refuge at home amid coronavirus outbreak

Ha Ta April 4, 2020

As universities around the world move classes online and send out advisories for students to leave campuses, international students are faced with the tough decision of whether to stay in their host...

Stay sane during quarantine with tea.

How to stay sane during self isolation

Sharmila Kuthunur April 4, 2020

Tips for making the long days more cheerful and less lonely during the pandemic A month ago, my daily routine was simple: I attended classes at Northeastern University during the day, came home...


TikTok: Finding the social in social distancing

Beatriz Guerrero April 1, 2020

As the number of cases of  COVID-19 has increased dramatically in the U.S. in the past few weeks, many people have followed suit with the CDC’s suggestion of self-quarantining for at least two weeks....

Political unrest in Brazil.

[Video] Coronavirus brings political unrest and educational challenges to Brazil

Luiza Loyo March 21, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases rises in Brazil, many citizens have protested against President Jair Bolsonaro, saying he has ignored the seriousness of the crisis.  On Wednesday, March 18,...

Northeastern students talk about the coronavirus pandemic.

[Video] Northeastern students discuss coronavirus before major outbreak in the US

Huilin Li March 19, 2020

The world has been hit hard by the coronavirus. What's surprising is how fast it has all happened. The United States has gone from a handful of cases to a shutdown in a few weeks. The Global Observer...

People in Wuhan talk about the coronavirus.

[Video] Wuhan diary: Coping with a crisis

Yushu Tian March 12, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. as of today has surpassed 1,000. President Trump on Wednesday announced travel restrictions on 26 European countries over the next 30 days amid the growing...

Recording equipment.

[Podcast] Abroad in America: Students discuss coronavirus stereotypes

Suhra Nahib March 2, 2020

The Global Observer is excited to launch the first episode of our podcast titled Abroad in America. In Episode 1, we ask Chinese international students about their worries and the behavioral and attitude...

A sign in Wuhan.

In Wuhan, lockdown challenges business and individual’s livelihoods

Yushu Tian February 28, 2020

Food prices are on the rise. Money is short. Employees are required to alert their companies daily about their body temperature. Students are taking all their classes online. This is the grim...

The performer at Northeastern.

Rising comedic star takes the stage at Northeastern to fundraise for Wuhan

Izzy Harris February 28, 2020

Not many American stand-up comedians make it in China, especially when their language of performance is Chinese. But Massachusetts native Jesse Appell has beaten all the odds and is rapidly becoming...

People in Wuhan talk about the coronavirus pandemic.

[Video] Wuhan residents express hope for return of a bustling Wuhan

Yushu Tian February 11, 2020

Two Wuhan residents, Tony Wang and Ziyi Wu, spoke out about their situation being stuck in the center of the coronavirus. They expressed fear, boredom and hope for the end of the epidemic and the return...

A view of a road in Wuhan.

At the epicenter of the coronavirus: A mix of fear and boredom

Yushu Tian February 8, 2020

The Spring Festival has always been  the biggest holiday and the happiest time of year in China , when families reunite and friends get together. The city of Wuhan, the most populous city in Central...

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