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This mobile App will help make new immigrants and foreign students feel welcome in the city. To reduce their time to get adjusted, this App will connect them to their ethnic, cultural and educational resources in the city.

The iphone/android App will list the nearest ethnic restaurant, pub or food cart. Further, it will list nearby ethnic grocery stores and book stores that carry books, newspapers and magazines in their native language. The App will also connect them to businesses such as interpreters, ESL tutors, immigration lawyers, notary public with language skills. The App will also provide a listing of local ethnic festivals or events. For instance, a student from Poland will find out about the upcoming Polish Festival. It will also help them with using Trimet to get there.

The contributor of this idea is the Oregon chapter of the Alumni association of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).

Sue Gemmell :: June 5, 2010 - 5:28pm

Perhaps might be interested and have data? (Immigrant and refugee community organization)