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US Consulate is Offering Student Visa Appointments for Indians

Published on : November 19, 2020


Key Highlights:

  • US Consulate Offerings for Indian students
  • Video on Its YouTube Channel
  • The Open Doors Report
  • Celebrating the International Education Week
  • Theme & Event Highlights


To boost admissions, US Consulate is offering Indian students as many student visa appointments as possible.

The US Department of Education and the US Department of State are conducting a joint initiative to promote programs and prepare international students for a global environment.

The US Consulate General Chennai posted a video on its YouTube channel. As per which the US Consul General Judith Ravin says, “We are offering as many visa appointments as possible for students visa applicants.” 

This comes amidst a sharp fall in the number of students applying for higher education in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, India still remains the second-largest market of foreign students for US universities. 

The Open Doors Report

This report that was published by the US Embassy says - 

  • 193,124 Indian students in 2019-20 applied to US universities

Even if these numbers are considered large, remember this is prior to the coronavirus pandemic and has witnessed a 4.4% decline.

Indian students contribute billions of dollars to the US economy every year. According to the report, the US still remains the top choice for Indian students looking forward to studying abroad.

Celebrating the International Education Week

The US Consulate General Chennai is celebrating International Education Week to boost the number of students joining US universities for higher education.

  • “Engaged, Resilient, Global” - The Theme
  • IEW Events - November 17 to 23, 2020

This joint initiative of the US Department of Education and the US Department of State is meant to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences. 

Topics: Study, USA