Denver, CO, February 05, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Statement from Smith Tanny:
"As an international student who was stranded in the United States when my origin country of Indonesia erupted into violence in 1998, I know I wouldn’t be here without the open arms of fellow Americans.
"My experience led me to create Roomdock to focus on matching American families who are open to cultural exchange with international and domestic students.
"More than 1 million international students contributed more than $32.8 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 400,000 jobs during the 2015-2016 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
"President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries is not only affecting current university students and scholars, but will most likely create a chilling effect on future international students from all countries considering studying in the United States.
"We believe our country should be kept safe, but believe the current order unfairly targets innocent individuals, especially in the education world.
"At Roomdock, we pledge to stay committed to providing safe, reliable, housing for both domestic and international college students." -Smith Tanny
Roomdock was born in 2014 through the vision, experience and struggles of our founder, Smith Tanny (“Smitty”), a former foreign exchange student from Indonesia. Roomdock is a premier web destination for international and domestic students looking for housing and support near college campuses all over the United States. Roomdock helps international students from 60 countries find a compatible place by pairing them up with a host who wants to make an extra income, but is also interested in cultural exchange. Students and hosts are matched based on budget, location, lifestyle, interest and culture. Visit http://www.roomdock.com for more information