In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Konkuk University has established a countermeasure headquarter and prepared for any emergency related to the disease. While taking steps to cope with the problem in many ways, KU has also taken emergency measures about foreign students from China and their residency at the school dormitory, KU:L HOUSE.
There were no restrictions on the admission of Chinese students. However, those with symptoms of the disease were strongly requested by the university to contact the Center for International Faculty and Student Services. KU also allowed Chinese students that are unable to enter the country to apply for a leave of absence for their first semester.
Different rooms were allocated for Chinese students at the KU:L HOUSE for complete quarantine. The second to fourth floor of the Lake Hall Building were allocated to female Chinese students. Due to this decision, female students that were originally assigned to the Lake Hall Building were assigned to other buildings. The difference in dormitory fees was returned to them. Male foreign students were assigned to live in the school’s International House.
While taking practical measures, KU also held campaigns for Chinese foreign students. KU posted a banner encouraging Chinese students on the main page of the school website. The College of Liberal Arts also sent supportive messages to 426 Chinese foreign students studying in its departments.
By Choi Eun-jun
Choi Eun-jun, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
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