The Embassy of the United States during the 5th annual edition of Student Visa Day on Wednesday announced that the number of Indian students going to the US has increased twofold in the last 10 years.
Charge d’ Affaires (CDA) at Embassy of the USA, MaryKay Carlson said, “In 2018, around 196,000 Indian students enrolled in the higher education institutions in the US which is more than double the number of students from a decade ago.”
International educational exchanges create an understanding of the new viewpoints and cultures, which is necessary as students enter an increasingly competitive global marketplace, added Carlson.
Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer at US Embassy, Karl Adam said that the idea is to highlight the importance and significance of students through the Student Visa Day and celebrate higher education ties between the United States and India.
Indians, according to the US Embassy, represent over 17% of the total international student population in the US.
Moreover, the US Embassy launched an EducationUSA India mobile application on Student Visa Day. The app gives Indian students access to official, comprehensive and credible information on navigating admission process for the US higher education.