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What's It Like Going Back To Learning In Person For College Students

 College students are back to in-person learning
College students are back learning in person.

As public school students in the region return to school this month, so too do many college students – who are resuming in-person classes for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

On campus here at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, the footpaths and on-site store are busy for the first time in months.

These students say it’s great to be back learning in person again after virtual learning for so long, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I'm actually enjoying it," one student told KCLU. "At first I thought, 'I don't know if it's going to be safe', but I walk around and it's been a good experience so far. I'm actually really looking forward to classes again, it's been more than a year without being in a classroom."

Another said, "I'm liking it so far, I've already met a few really nice cool people."

"It feels good," said another student on campus. "I missed learning in person and I missed socializing with people."

Cal Lutheran is the parent of KCLU.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022.

Since joining the station she's won 7 Golden Mike Awards, 4 Los Angeles Press Club Awards and 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for ten years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.