Chinese exchange scholar stranded in U.S. a yr back, now again as Calvary Christian School university student

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Wednesday was the very first working day again in class for a single Columbus private college.

And WRBL News 3 found a common confront on the Calvary Christian Faculty campus. Abraham Li was a Chinese exchange pupil we initially fulfilled in January of 2020, in which he and a group of his classmates were stuck in the U.S. for the reason that of the coronavirus.

Travel had been halted to China and their two week excursion to The united states turned into two months, significantly of it invested here in Columbus.

On March 13th. as the COVID crisis was commencing to strike the U.S. difficult, I interviewed Li. It was the day before they have been likely home.

His information to U.S. learners about to offer with what he experienced been coping with for much more than two months: “Don’t worry. And treat folks nicer. Never just reject them because they might have the illness. And perform alongside one another to battle against it.”

I thought that would be the very last we would see of Abraham. Not so. He’s 1 of 4 Chinese trade college students enrolled at Calvary Christian.

“My family’s thought approach was we seriously want and want to keep on to this possibility to be an exchange student in the U.S.,” he stated Wednesday. “And all we can do about the virus is guard ourselves and protect others with our finest work.”

The 15-calendar year-old Li in a sophomore at Calvary. Final 12 months, he did his research on the net in his Bejing house.

“I stayed at house using CRC courses,” he said. “So, it is been tough. It’s been genuinely tough being at dwelling by myself.”

What does that signify?

“That indicates I will get much more possibility to cooperate and socialize with other individuals, which is a little something I have been searching for for above a yr.”