Americans stranded overseas worry they’ll be stuck for the long haul as countries around the world shut their borders to limit the spread of the coronavirus.Students and instructors from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, were stranded in Ecuador when they couldn’t find flights back from their study abroad program.Channing Stirrat, a junior from Arizona, told NBC News by WhatsApp on Thursday that the program was originally meant to end April 13 but the group began looking for earlier departures when the outbreak intensified.”We researched frantically,” Stirrat said. “We were working with a travel agent in the U.S. who was also searching frantically for us.”Nine of their classmates in the program were able to get out, but Stirrat is one of two students and one instructor who couldn’t after their flights were canceled. Their hotel also closed, forcing them to find an Airbnb.Sailors with the Peruvian Navy stand guard outside Jorge Chavez International Airport after the Peruvian government closed the country’s borders in response on Tuesday.Sebastian Castaneda / ReutersWhile their families and the college have been supportive, the group said the U.S. government hasn’t done enough to bring Americans home.”Like many other stranded people, we’re really reliant on the

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