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NYU Offers Students Stranded Overseas Classes at Shanghai WeWork

More than 3,000 Chinese students who can’t get to New York University campuses in the U.S. or Abu Dhabi can take fall semester classes in a WeWork in Shanghai, the U.S. university said.

Holding classes in a co-working space is a novel approach, but NYU isn’t alone in trying to retain its international students, who typically pay full tuition. The pandemic, travel restrictions and inconsistent visa guidelines have prompted many foreign students to reassess their plans. Earlier this month, the U.S. government reversed a policy on student visas after a high-profile confrontation with dozens of colleges, ending a standoff that could have sent a handful of international students back to their home countries.