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US embassy in India hosts session on student visas

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Dozens of students admitted to University of South Carolina attend the event. 

Students attending a visa session hosted by the US embassy in Delhi on Saturday.

The US Embassy in India organized a session on US student visa process at the United States-India Education Foundation office on Saturday.

According to the social media handle of the embassy, more than 60 students admitted to the University of South Carolina, along with their parents, attended the session conducted by visa officers of the embassy.

The visa officers explained to the students the visa process and also answered their questions regarding F-1 and J visas.

According to the latest figures of India’s Ministry of External Affairs Ministry, the United States has the highest number of Indian students studying under international student category.

Out of the 4.4 million Indian students studying in 75 countries, 165,918 students are studying in the United States, says the report.

The international student services office regularly organizes a variety of events for international students. Many US campuses also have Indian student associations, which also organize events on a regular basis.

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) promotes mutual understanding between nationals of India and the US through the educational exchange of outstanding scholars, professionals and students.


  • Lance

    This is a wonderful program because being an international student is difficult, on top of our already complex culture and language. Assimilation assistance must come from numerous sources to aid these young people embarking on their life’s journey. Most struggle in their efforts and need guidance from schools’ international departments, immigration protection, host families, concerned neighbors and fellow students, and even informative books to extend a cultural helping hand so we all have a win-win situation.
    An award-winning worldwide book/ebook that reaches out to help anyone coming to the US is “What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to Understand Crazy American Culture, People, Government, Business, Language and More.” It is used in foreign Fulbright student programs and endorsed worldwide by ambassadors, educators, and editors. It also identifies “foreigners” who became successful in the US and how they’ve contributed to our society, including students.
    A chapter on education explains how to be accepted to an American university and cope with a confusing new culture, friendship process and daunting classroom differences. Some stay after graduation. It has chapters that explain how US businesses operate and how to get a job (which differs from most countries), a must for those who want to work with/for an American firm here or overseas.
    It also has chapters that identify the most common English grammar and speech problems foreigners have and tips for easily overcoming them, the number one stumbling block they say they have to succeeding here.
    Good luck to all wherever you study or wherever you come from, because that is the TRUE spirit of the American PEOPLE.