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By Global Engagement Staff /
November 9, 2020 /
Now that DePaul has completed over 7 months of mostly online learning, students are aching to connect with others and return to “normal.” DePaul students are not alone in that sentiment. This Fall, over 220 students from 19 countries participated in virtual discussions to find that connection, share their experiences and learn how the COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone in a myriad of ways. This was the second round of the Global Conversations, previously held in May, which are 90 minute dialogic sessions guided by a team of DePaul and international faculty members for students around the world. The topics ranged from mental health challenges, communicating one’s experience through art and media, to understanding democracy under stress. Some of the sessions focused their discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted specific places such as China, Africa, or a comparison between Buenos Aires and Chicago. Yet, all students participating from 19 different countries contributed to the discussion with their personal, national and local experiences.