The project employs a mixed-method approach by administering surveys and interviews to understand the impact of COVID-19 on their lives, their coping strategies, and their reflections. The results show that international students had a generally positive experience during the pandemic, and they were satisfied with the protective measures the university administered. Despite all the disruptions, they showed resilience, adaptation, and growth in the new normal by developing their own ways of living and studying during the pandemic. Nevertheless, the pandemic experience for international students was also individualized, and everyone experienced the pandemic very differently because of their cultural, ethnic, and identity backgrounds. Such nuances deserve university administration and assistance units’ attention to the specific needs and challenges international students experience during the pandemic.
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