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Taking classes from a different country: International students face obstacles

Approximately 7 thousand miles away in the Philippines, sophomore Audrey Mallari jolts awake to the sound of her 4:30 a.m. alarm. After splashing water on her face and preparing for the long day ahead, she opens Zoom, starting with a 5 a.m. architecture studio class. 

This is a typical morning for many international students at Cal Poly. International students taking classes abroad have navigated a host of issues during the pandemic, such as travel restrictions, time difference and uncertainty. 

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Going off the wall(aby)

When I was entering my first year at Cal Poly, I consistently heard from older students and graduates that their one regret in college was they never studied abroad. It might have been one of my regrets, too, if my parents didn’t encourage me this past year to look into some of the programs available. So, I went to the Study Abroad Fair and one program immediately had my attention: Cal Poly in Australia.