Chinese Students Difficult to Return to Study Abroad – When Karen arrived at Qingdao International Airport on Saturday afternoon to fly to Australia, the atmosphere there was frivolous. Even though he wanted to fly to Sydney to start college as a student.
But Karen, who is an international student from Shandong province in China, is prohibited from checking in.
He was asked to wait in the arrival hall, and then received a notification that his flight to Australia was canceled.
The airline official said that the Australian Government had imposed a flight ban on Chinese citizens. And Karen was told she had to wait for two weeks for more information.
A law school student in Sydney known as Ritsu should also be returning to Sydney this week. After a vacation with his family in China celebrating Chinese New Year.
Now, like thousands of others, Karen and Ritsu cannot leave China. Where the corona virus has killed more than 400 people.
Chinese Students Difficult to Return to Study Abroad
An uncertain future
For many international students from China, accommodation, academic progress and even their work in Australia are uncertain.
“I have absolutely no idea what’s happening now,” Ritsu said, describing the travel ban as a ‘racist act’.
Ritsu has never been out of his apartment in Xiaogan. Which is located about 50 km from downtown Wuhan, for almost two weeks.
“When I heard the travel ban issued by the United States, I began to worry,” Ritsu said. And suspected that Australia would follow in the footsteps of the United States. Daftar Bandar Ceme
The guess turned out to be right.
Class attendance for international students is sometimes required as part of the requirements and many courses do not yet have online classes.
Many international students from China see an ‘information gap’ between universities and international students regarding their current status.
Abbey Shi, an international student from Shanghai, and general secretary of the Student Council at the University of Sydney have created a chat group on social media to collect data on students who are facing problems due to the corona virus.
Some universities in Australia have postponed the registration period. And also offer cancellation of payments or postponement of study if they cannot return on time.
Namu Shi said many students agreed with Monash University’s decision in Melbourne to postpone the start of classes which would start in March for two weeks.
International students from China have also started a petition on change.org requesting that the travel ban be lifted and describe it as “rash.”
As of Monday (2/3/2020), the petition had received 11 thousand signatures.