The US embassy organized “student visa day” on 19 June 2014 in New Delhi and roughly 800 applicants willing to pursue their higher education in the US were interviewed.
On this occasion, the embassy staff has provided the students with tips and information regarding the campus life and academics in their country.
Cynthia Haley, Consul General, said that United States has world’s renowned educational institutions and a huge number of visa applications are filed. The student aspirants present at the event expressed that US offers flexible higher education system which is attractive.
There has been huge rise in number of visa applications filed for US visas since October 2013 and visa issuances has increased by 40% in comparison with the same duration in 2013. Roughly 100,000 students from India are pursuing their studies in the US at present.
Michael Pelletier, Embassy Charge d’ Affaires, said as the Indian students prepare to pursue higher studies in the US, they are not only contributing to their personal future bust also to links between the two nations.