Canceled by COVID-19, US-German exchange students face an uncertain future
25 March 2020 | 7:00 am
Amid travel bans and warnings on both sides of the Atlantic, organizers of exchange programs scrambled to get their young participants back home. Those affected describe an experience marred by confusion and frustration.
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