Online Class for the new semester at UP

Final year dental students Choun Lina and Lao Ryna flew to the US in late January to undertake a 2-week exchange program at the University of New England (UNE) in Maine, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was starting in the US.

Unfortunately, UNE suspended classes, and Ryna and Lyna became trapped unable to fly home to Cambodia. Fortunately, Lina’s uncle in Boston opened his home to the two students and made them very welcome.

Before lockdown, Lina and Ryna were able to travel to see some local sights, however for the past two months they have been confined to the house. This week they joined other UP dental students for the new semester and have enjoyed doing online learning with their classmates.

We hope they will return to Cambodia in a few weeks, once flights resume. We commend Lina and Ryna for the resilience they have shown during this challenging time.