Students and parents interested in learning about opportunities to pursue higher education in the United States participated in the 2023 EducationUSA “Study in the U.S.” University Fair today in Kolkata at the Hotel Hindustan International. The fair, hosted by EducationUSA at the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) and in coordination with the U.S. Consulate, Kolkata, provided an opportunity for aspiring students and their parents to meet representatives of 18 accredited universities and colleges from across the United States. Students interested in bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs in the United States had the opportunity to ask university representatives questions about academics, student life, and financial assistance.
“We welcome the opportunity to help Indian students achieve their dreams. Whether you are researching your options at an American Center, walking through the application process with EducationUSA, or enjoying the world-class instruction and facilities you will find on a U.S. campus, the United States is honored to support you on your road to success,” said Ambassador Eric Garcetti in New Delhi.
Higher education institutions at the fair represented America’s diverse geographical and academic landscape and offered a range of academic programs at every level. Fair attendees learned about various programs and admission criteria for multiple U.S. higher education institutions. Discussions with U.S. universities, EducationUSA advisers, and U.S. Consulate representatives helped students and parents make informed choices about U.S. higher education, learn about the U.S. student visa application process, and become aware of other aspects of studying and living in the U.S.
Inaugurating the Fair in Kolkata, Consul General Melinda Pavek said, “Our shared emphasis on education, innovation, and scholarly exchange is one of the most important aspects of the U.S.-India relationship. Education is the essential connector between the U.S and India. It features in all our bilateral discussions at the highest levels, and within the four walls of our individual homes,” she said. “U.S. educational institutions are eager to recruit qualified students, like the ones at today’s fair, to their campuses. Indian students bring unique perspectives and experiences that add tremendously to the life and culture of American universities.”
“The United States continues to be the most popular international study destination for Indian students. Over the years, EducationUSA at USIEF has been committed to supporting the informational needs of prospective students who aspire to study at U.S. higher education institutions. We strongly encourage students and parents to seize this opportunity to seek authentic and unbiased information and take advantage of the wide variety of educational options available at U.S. college campuses” said Adam Grotsky, Executive Director, USIEF.