My name is Joanna Conings and I am currently an international student from Belgium studying at Creighton University in the hope of obtaining my Master in English on the creative writing track. Since I arrived in the US I have been introduced to a complete new health care system which has been very difficult to navigate. I fell sick multiple times but had no american insurance. Thus, I discovered what it meant to be sick in the US when you are an immigrant.
Last semester, I had a class named ‘The Rhetoric of Medicine’ led by Dr. Joshua Prenosil. We were required to create comics sharing our experience of the healthcare system. I wrote one pertaining to international students’ situation in the US during the COVID 19 pandemic. Many of us are stuck in this country without any help.
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