Issue: December 2017/January 2018

Ivy Tech Student Invents Online Service to Help Int’l Students Navigate Goods, Services in B-town

Joshua Johnson, an Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington student, kept hearing the same comments from international students. They told him language barriers make it difficult to communicate their needs to others, that they sometimes struggle accessing basic resources and public services, and sometimes it’s simply hard to adjust to American culture.

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