Student visa applications to U.S. from India increased by 15%
Every year, thousands of students travel to the United States to pursue higher education. Without a doubt, the education system in the United States of America is one of the best in the world. Currently, around 1 lakh Indians are studying in the United States. Every year, the number of Indian students studying in the United States rises.
According to Jennifer A. McIntyre, Consul General of the United States Consulate in Chennai, there has been a constant increase in the number of Indian students traveling to the United States for better education, and student visa applications in the academic year 2013–14 climbed by 15% this year.
She claims that over 1 lakh Indian students are currently studying in the United States. According to Ms. McIntyre, India has been one of the fastest increasing sources of foreign direct investment into the United States, surpassing 28 billion dollars in 2012. In the last seven years, bilateral trade between India and the United States has increased from approximately 26 billion dollars to over 63 billion dollars, and it is likely to reach the 100 billion dollar milestone shortly, she noted.
In comparison to the previous year, the increase from 2010-11 to 2013-14 is 15%. We all know that obtaining a VISA for the United States is not easy. However, many Indian students have been obtaining VISAs more readily in the last two years, resulting in an increase in the number of students traveling to the United States in the last two years.
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