Recent statistics by ‘The Pie News’ website indicate that while Indian students worry about physical safety more than students from other countries, the number of Indian students studying in the US as of May 2017 increased by 5% from the previous year.
While the increase in the number of Indian students studying in the US is encouraging by itself, 39% of Indian students surveyed claimed to still worry about their chances of securing a US visa.
If you hope to study in the US, there is still so much to look forward to. Universities are as keen as before to encourage international students to study with them. The unease caused earlier this year resulted in an over decline of 2% in the number of international students from Fall 2016 to Fall 2017. To prevent a further decline in the number of international students, universities are working hard to ensure that the educational environment is attractive to international students. Not only have US universities boosted their commitment in terms of international student recruitment, but according to the Pie News report, universities have also increased their personal communication with students.
US universities have even banded together under the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign to show their commitment to educating international students in a positive and supportive environment.
Sources: US: international students top 1.18 million, US: 2017 international student yield outlook rosier than predicted [The Pie News]