Ashley Rowland | May 1, 2020
A new Kellogg Institute for International Studies project is letting undergraduates tell the world how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting them.
The COVID Reflections series includes essays from students, scattered since mid-March around the globe, about how the virus is impacting their home countries, their families and their daily routines. All of the undergrads are part of Kellogg’s International Scholars Program or the International Development Studies minor.
The project was initially intended to give foreign students a voice at a time when coronavirus’s impact on the United States dominates the news. Due to student interest, it has since been expanded to include their American counterparts.
Kellogg Associate Director Holly Rivers, who manages the institute’s undergraduate programming, said COVID Reflections grew from the recognition that the voices of those from abroad — and particularly from the global South — were not being heard. As an international institute, Kellogg can give them a platform to share their stories.
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