The embassy of the United States of America has reported an 18% increase in student visa applications year to year. Students applications have gone up by 7024 to reach a total of 46,982 in 2011 vs 39,958 in 2010. In US the fiscal year extends from October through September; FY2011 recently ended on September 30.
To meet the ever-increasing demand for student visas, in FY2011 the U.S. Mission to India conducted extensive outreach in communities across the country, visiting academic associations, schools, and universities to reach prospective applicants and provide accurate visa information. The Mission significantly increased funding for the EducationUSA Advising Centers at the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), which provides educational seminars and advising opportunities both in-person and via the internet.
More than 100,000 Indian students are currently studying at universities across the United States, and thousands more will join them in the coming academic year. This increase denotes the close people-to-people ties between the United States and India, and reflects the desire of highly qualified students to receive a world-class education in the United States.
Visa applicants from any location in India may visit the U.S. Embassy’s website at http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov/ or e-mail the Mission at firstname.lastname@example.org for free and accurate visa information direct from the source.
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