By Leila Parina

Regional students studying at the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala campus in Fiji have had another difficult semester. The COVID-19 outbreak which began in April this year and has claimed over 150 lives has shown no signs of slowing down, causing many of USP’s regional students—most who haven’t been home since the start of 2020—great concern.

Students from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and FSM have now completed the first semester of this year’s study, and wait earnestly for announcements on arrangements for semester two.

For many students, the shift in learning mode was difficult to adjust to. “I am a . . .

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