Fight Against COVID-19: We Are Along with International Students

    Since the outbreak of COVID-19, China government has been taking measures of prevention and control. Following the instructions of government, BHI has been also doing their jobs to take care of students and faculties members. International Exchange Center closely monitored international students’ health conditions and communicated with them on latest policies of BHI. 
    For international students in degree program, IEC first made contact with them to confirm their current location. For those who had plan to go back to their countries, IEC asked them for flight information and required a daily contact with them for students’ health conditions. Besides, IEC updated all international students the latest notice from BHI including the postpone of registration date.


Confirming International Students’ Location

Informing Students’ Notices from BHI
    Six international students in short program were doing their internship during the outbreak of COVID-19. To ensure their safety, IEC took measures to negotiate with the employers and students with BHI’s permission. 

    First, international students were told to avoid visiting crowded places, wash hands, etc. Meanwhile, IEC contacted with their dispatching university to inform BHI’s implementations on prevention and control.

Sharing Prevention Tips with International Students
    In the response by dispatching university, an early termination of internship was required. IEC reacted immediately and decided to terminate all international students’ internship before 24 January. Afterwards, IEC negotiated with the employers for the follow-ups of termination.

    IEC informed students that employers all confirmed the early termination. IEC would collect and report all students’ flight information after they booked the tickets.


Negotiating with HR

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    International students expressed their gratitudes towards BHI after got back to their country, saying that they felt good when BHI’s quick reaction to the situation and hope all BHI faculties and students could be healthy.
    Up to 12 February, all nine international students went back to their country safe and sound.

Text & Photo: Quan Wei, International Exchange Center

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