Student: Troy students supportive but curious toward Chinese student population during virus crisis

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Known as “Alabama’s international university,” Troy prides itself on its international studies and programs.

It also has around 400 Chinese students enrolled, and the university has 900 international students in total.

While the student body has been supportive of foreign students, there has also been some curiosity that’s led to some questions.

“I have one classmate in my writing classes and she told me, ‘do really Chinese people eat the bat?’ And I told her it’s maybe a part of just a small group, and we don’t eat that,” student Yhan Gao said.

Gao said the question wasn’t asked to be malicious and only came from a place of curiosity. Aside from that, the student body has been accommodating its Chinese population.

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