Select a good school, visa will follow: US official
After China, India sends the maximum number of students to the United States for higher studies annually. The trend suggests that this number is likely to increase with every passing year...
|After China, India sends the maximum number of students to the United States for higher studies annually. The trend suggests that this number is likely to increase with every passing year.|
But, the process of applying for a student visa becomes a nightmare for many. But even as thousands of students eagerly await their American Dream, it is the nightmare of applying for student visas that they must contend with first.
The American Center launched an animated video 'Bharat and Bharati's US Student Visa Journey' at the United States India Education Foundation (USIEF) on Friday. The session was attended by about 25 students from across the city, who were eager to understand the visa process. Nancy Van Horn, vice-consul of the American Consulate in Mumbai explained the basics of applying for a visa. She stressed on choosing a school that was a "good fit", maintaining that it was one of the major factors in tilting the decision of getting a visa in your favour. The official addressed many queries of most students. Most of the students attending the session were satisfied after the session and felt that a lot of their queries regarding the application process had been addressed. "Till now, there was some mystery surrounding the visa process. Many of my friends had bad experiences. But, I feel at ease after attending today's session since the process has been simplified. Since we got a chance to ask questions to a visa officer, it helped a lot," said Kalaki Kamat, a final-year biotechnology student from Bandra. Some students wanted to know about the questions asked during the interview session.
"We wanted to simplify the application process. We get many questions about the procedure and some times there seems to be some confusion. The interactive session was aimed at answering some of those questions," said Adam Grotsky, executive director of the United States-India Education Foundation. The American Center now plans to use the video across India to help students.
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