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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Mandarin Chinese speakers can now take out money in their native language in Iowa City.

The Hills Bank and Trust ATM in the lobby of the Old Capitol Town Center location now allows people to do transactions in Mandarin. The company plans on updating ATMs across the University of Iowa campus to also include this option.

In a news release, the University of Iowa Global External Relations Coordinator for International Programs, Suyun Ma, says this will help international students adjust to life in Iowa City.

"Immersed in a totally different culture and language, most new international students feel overwhelmed and even scared at some point,” said Ma. “I appreciate the importance of having this kind of convenience and assistance in local ATMs.”

This is the first ATM in the Iowa City area to offer Mandarin.

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