Despite the pandemic, a record number of Indian student visas has been approved by the US.
The US mission in India said that over 55,000 students are set to arrive in the US for studies with more being approved per day.
The country is on track for another “great student season” as students get ready for the spring semester in the coming months.
The allure of an education in the USA remains strong as ever with over 4,500 nationally and regionally accredited colleges and universities with worldwide recognition.
What US Has To Offer
Ambassador Atul Keshap, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in New Delhi spoke about the appeal of the US for Indian students.
The US offers a unique and life-altering experience by means of providing global perspectives and precious career opportunities.
In turn, Indian students help the US by enriching its society through academic success and a deeper friendship between both countries.
The pandemic posed several logistical challenges for the consular teams.
Student interviews typically start from May for those applying for the fall semester.
However, the second wave of the contagion halted the student visa season by 2 months.
Maximum Effort Helps Surpass Workload
The process resumed from July as the situation settled down and the consular teams began to not only match but surpass their pre-Covid workload.
They achieved this by adding additional hours for visa appointments.
They also put in extra effort to ensure the timely arrival for academic programs for as many students as possible.
For Future Students
One can visit this link to browse information regarding education in the States along with academic consultations during the college application process.
Those interested can also take part in upcoming EducationUSA University Virtual Fairs.
The date for prospective graduate students is August 27.
The date for prospective undergraduate students is September 3.
Virtual Education Fairs
The fairs are an opportunity for prospective students to connect with US university representatives and EducationUSA advisers.
They can get a better understanding of educational opportunities available in the United States.