International student Marzia Gasparini’s dream of experiencing life in the United States almost didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gasparini was scheduled to arrive in the U.S. in August, however travel restrictions delayed her arrival. Once travel restrictions were eased, Gasparini was finally able to make the 15-hour flight from Catania, Italy, and arrived in Wisner on Dec. 14.

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