Study: Impact of pandemic on international students in the U.S.

A student research team at the School of Education is conducting a study titled Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on East Asian international students in the United States (Institutional Review Board reference number: HIRB00011837, PI: Dr. Yiying Xiong).

The study team is recruiting eligible participants for a 60-minute interview to talk about the challenges, feelings and thoughts, coping strategies, and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The interview will be audio-recorded but will be kept confidential. Searching for 12 to 15 participants.

  • At least 18 years old
  • Has citizenship of one of the following countries and regions: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan
  • Full-time student at Johns Hopkins University (regardless of study level) and has attended full time since at least the spring 2020 semester
  • Currently present in the U.S. and has not traveled outside the United States since March 2020

To avoid multiple relationships (e.g., teacher/student, supervisor/supervisee, colleague/classmate) between the researchers and participants, participants will not be recruited from the Master in Counseling program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Please complete the survey here to check your eligibility for participation in this study.

Contact Michael Tan at or the principal investigator, Dr. Yiying Xiong, at to learn more about the details of this study and how to participate.