We exist to help connect international and local university students to provide a better overall university experience.
Ayush Jain, Byron Liu, Jessica Cong
How might we better link international and local university students?
Customer / Problem
Australia has more than 600,000 international students from different parts of the world. These students come to Australia not only gain theoretical knowledge but also connect with the local students and understand the Australian way of living. Likewise, for the local students, they will gain immensely by the international diaspora and become more culturally aware as well as develop a global business acumen.
But the problem-
1. Lack of interaction between the local and international university students
2. No platform for cross university/degree interaction among students On top of that, international students also face the following problems:
- Lack of centralized information about university/degrees
- High cost of resources (tools and services)
- Cultural/Language Barriers and Homesickness
Our primary customer includes the international university students (aspiring and current) studying in Australia and secondary customer includes the local Australian students.
commUNIti is an online platform that focuses on increasing the interaction between international and local Australian students by sharing of knowledge and resources and providing support services through an online forum. It is a community that empowers and connects students, providing them an opportunity to meet other students from different educational institutions, degrees and cultural backgrounds.
The platform will provide a cost-effective way to get things done, provide an indirect revenue stream for the students, and help us achieve our main goal, to connect local and international students.
Please fill in our surveys here to help us validate our idea:
International Students : https://goo.gl/forms/
Local Students : https://goo.gl/forms/
Looking for development help to build our prototype. Please get in touch if you can help or know someone who might be able to.
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