Life in the Time of Corona: Jasmin Baier

7 April 2020

2019–20 Austrian Fulbright student Jasmin Baier shares her experience deciding whether to stay in the US or return to Austria.


The story shared here is Jasmin's particular experience, written in her own words.

I took out a piece of paper and started writing down the pros and cons of staying... The problem was that all of the entries said "maybe."
I ran to the subway to catch the next train to Newark and heard an electrician (also wearing a mask, as was almost everyone else) say to me "welcome back," thinking that I was already at my final destination. I wish, I thought to myself.