A Boston University alumna shares five things she wishes she’d known before leaving for her higher education in the United States.
An Indian foreign policy expert and academic shares her highlights from a U.S. State Department-sponsored exchange program, SUSI for Scholars.
The Students of India Association at the University of South Florida brings together the culturally diverse Indian student community through college festivals.
Students and experts share tips on how to land the right internships that can demonstrate work experience while applying for jobs.
Learn how to choose a Ph.D. topic, find a good adviser and build your profile as a researcher at a U.S. university.
AIIS alumna J. Shelby House talks about her journey of learning Urdu and how it changed her academic and professional paths.
Three IVLP alumni share their experiences from the exchange program.
AIIS alumnus and historian Andrew Howard talks about his journey to learn Urdu and how he uses Urdu sources in his research.
IVLP alumna Syed Mubin Zehra talks about her work as an academic and an activist.
Learning Urdu empowered Nikash Harapanahalli with a unique voice and agency to express himself.
An Indian American psychology student learns Urdu in Lucknow to become a bilingual therapist.
Nexus alumna Drishti Medhi’s start-up empowers blue-collar workers with relevant skills and market access through her online platform QuickGhy.
Rema Sivaram, an alumna of U.S. Consulate Chennai’s Women in Indian Social Entrepreneurship Network, owns company Fairkonnect offering sustainable, ethically sourced products.
Saptkrishi’s innovative storage chamber helps farmers and vendors cut losses by keeping produce fresh for up to 30 days, and its creators received mentorship thanks to the Nexus Start-up Hub.
An Indian and an American student come together to co-found a start-up that creates affordable assistive technology for those hard of hearing.
VertoX Labs indexes water quality in ponds, lakes and reservoirs through its time- and cost-efficient robotic monitoring device.
U.S. Consulate General Chennai Women in Indian Social Entrepreneurship Network alum, Jigyasa Labroo’s organization Slam Out Loud empowers disadvantaged children through arts education.
Visiting U.S. speaker Nancy Wang talks about artificial intelligence, innovation and her work to help women land their dream tech roles.
Meet four women entrepreneurs from Gujarat and Maharashtra who found economic independence following a U.S. State Department-sponsored training.
Craftizen connects rural artisans with skills and opportunities to market their products to urban Indians.
Bhavini Parikh’s start-up Bunko Junko creates trendy statement pieces with upcycled fabrics and waste generated by the fashion industry.
University of Washington students learn Urdu and experience the rich culture of South Asia in Seattle.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Kavery Kaul talks about her documentary, “The Bengali,” and the ties between South Asians and African Americans in the United States.
Sitar player Rishab Rikhiram Sharma talks about his tryst with the instrument and on pursuing it in the United States.
Alumni of RELO’s Access program showcase their community service projects.
Artistic collaboration between an Indian dancer and American musician forges bonds of creativity and innovation.
An American Fulbright-Nehru English teaching assistant shares her experience of exploring India through language and culture.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Christian James studies the tradition of folk songs in the Kangra Valley and how a nonprofit leverages it to promote gender equality.
A RELO-trained mentor teacher helps her colleagues in Delhi government schools teach English in a fun, engaging and effective way.
Learning Hindi gave Karan Mudgal, an Indian American, a greater level of confidence in navigating throughout India.
In the United States, AIIS language programs are considered the “gold standard” for learning Indian languages, says Philip Lutgendorf.
A desire for better communication with Hindi speakers motivated Sophia England and Vishal Ramola to learn the language for four semesters at Boston University.
American students learn Hindi in a community environment in Jaipur.
The Hindi program at the American Institute of Indian Studies helps American students develop proficiency in the four skills of language use: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
An overview of the Hindi program at the University of California, Berkeley.
An exchange program took Shilpa Parnami to a career in Hindi teaching.
The recognition of Hindi as a critical language has given institutional support to the Hindi programs at American universities.
Roma Patel is building her art research skills by studying Hindi in India through U.S. government language programs.
New Delhi's Overseas Operations Field Office acquires, catalogues and distributes library materials from South Asia to researchers globally.
A USAID-supported online portal offers at-risk HIV communities a safe space and easy access to medications, counseling and referrals.
USAID-supported programs offer holistic care and support to orphaned and vulnerable children affected by HIV.
With support from the U.S. DFC, two Indian companies are expanding their networks to provide quality hygiene products and eye care.
A campaign by the Lung Care Foundation, supported by U.S. Embassy New Delhi, empowers communities to protect themselves from air pollution.
TAAL+, a USAID-supported integrated health care center, is helping increase access to holistic care for people living with HIV.
USAID and NACO make HIV care accessible to marginalized sections through a community-led monitoring program.
USAID-supported Adolescent-Friendly Health Centers help HIV-positive children get health care and tertiary support to navigate their teens and find a community.
A USAID-supported program is empowering young adults to have open conversations on birth control and improving access for those who need it.
U.S. Government-supported epidemiology training equips public health officials with the skills to detect and respond to health threats in real time.
Nexus-trained start-up Zyenika creates adaptive clothing options for people with mobility challenges.
Four IVLP participants from Odisha explore U.S. efforts to mitigate climate change.
IVLP alumna Pratibha Bharathi quit her job as a techie to create ecofriendly alternatives to single-use plastic.
With support from DFC, Yulu is helping mitigate carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion.
Remanufacturing can reduce dependence on natural resources and create a resource-efficient economy.
Nexus alumnus and entrepreneur Sanjay Maurya helps break down how we can contribute to cleaner air.
Author Martin Puchner talks about the impact of narratives and literature on human behavior toward climate change.
Sonal Shukla’s start-up, econscious, reduces plastic waste pollution through an innovative recycling model.
U.S. Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on what excites him the most about the U.S.-India relationship.
Whether you want to hang with Disney characters, check out the latest apps or explore the great outdoors—you can do it all in California!
The Trees Outside Forests in India program is helping boost the country’s natural environment and economy by nurturing trees in farms, cities and parks.
Bicycle mayors help urban residents reduce their carbon footprints and build a sustainable future.
Online marketplace Brown Living wants to make sustainable consumption the new normal.
Environmentalist Soumya Ranjan Biswal works on mangrove and wetland biodiversity conservation in Odisha.
Make some noise for Kelsey Rae and 2B1, who upcycle trash into musical instruments, building awareness on climate change.
State dinners have several elements, including a VIP guest list, delicious cuisine and high fashion. Read on for a behind-the-scenes look.
USAID-supported Mitr Clinics offer safe, affordable and stigma-free health care to the transgender community.
Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju shares her journey as a transgender doctor, artist and popular content creator.
Social activist and IVLP alumna Jaya advocates for transgender rights, care and HIV/AIDS prevention in India.
IVLP alumna Suruchi Singh helps expand the support system for artisans and women entrepreneurs.
IVLP alumna and activist Rudrani Chhetri works to create a safe and inclusive world for India’s transgender community.
IVLP alumnus Manak Matiyani works on building inclusivity and youth leadership.
U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad and Osmania University train Telugu TV journalists to bust fake news. Pradeep Kumar Bodapatla says the training helped him deliver quality news.
IVLP alumna Shruti Pandalai talks about the challenges of dealing with fake news and misleading information.
IVLP alumnus Prateek Waghre talks about the changing information ecosystem and the role of the media and academia in keeping news real.
Disinformation circulates in a variety of ways online and is often difficult to detect. Watch to find out more about the history of disinformation, its effects, and tips to spot it in your own newsfeed.
The United States deemed free and independent media so essential that press freedom is protected in the Constitution. Find out why.
A U.S. State Department-funded program brings together the brightest minds from five South Asian countries to fight the climate crisis.
Mohd. Khizer Hayat, a master's student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, speaks about his last Ramadan and Id al-Fitra on campus.
Zainab Rashid, a student at Princeton University, talks about observing Ramadan and connecting with her community during the month-long festival in the United States.
An Indian student completing his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor talks about observing Ramadan in the United States.
The United States is home to diverse types of higher education institutions to fit every academic and career goal.
With the right planning and research, students can access a range of financial assistance for higher education in the United States.
Be it for prospective students or lifelong learners, MOOCs offer unprecedented access to quality education.
Parents deal with many concerns when sending children abroad for higher studies. Here are some resources to help navigate the transition.
U.S. universities help students build interdisciplinary skills through specialized majors like object design and sports management.
Summer courses let high school students experience life in U.S. universities, without the academic pressure.
U.S. universities provide a range of support services for international students with disabilities.
U.S. community colleges attract international students with their competitive exposure, support services and easy university transfers.
U.S. university counseling offices help international students adapt to campus life.
U.S. universities are striving to offer a range of authentic global cuisines to its international students.
Career services at U.S. universities guide international students on how to present their best selves to potential employers.
An EducationUSA adviser answers questions frequently asked by students.
Flexible curriculums at U.S. universities allow students to make informed choices about their subjects and career paths.
Three Indian Quad Fellows use their STEM education to find innovative solutions for social good.
USAID is working with the Indian Railways on the network’s transition to net zero energy by 2030.
Glimpses of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to India
A U.S. degree opens doors to exciting careers for Indian women.
A U.S. Embassy program helps women entrepreneurs create and grow their businesses.
It's not unusual for the major political parties to split control of Congress or of Congress and the White House. In fact, voters like it!
A water-from-air kiosk launched by USAID and Maithri Aquatech makes clean water a shared resource.
Small- and medium-business owners learn effective business communication through U.S. Embassy-sponsored programs.
Social activist Manvendra Singh Gohil speaks about his journey as the voice of LGBTQIA+ community and his work on HIV/AIDS awareness.
A Nexus-trained start-up uses text messages and WhatsApp to bridge the digital divide.
The Gandhi-King Fellowship brings together 20 young civic leaders from India and the United States to lead by example.
Five girls from Jharkhand went for a three-week hockey camp in an exchange program at Middlebury College in Vermont.
A full-scale model of NASA’s Mars Rover “Opportunity,” built by Cornell University students, has been on display at the American Center in Chennai.
An NIH-funded study is helping understand dementia and inform policy development for aging populations in India.
Coastal and land-bound wetlands cover 5.5 percent of the United States. Learn more about how the U.S. federal and state governments protect them.
If you're planning to travel to the United States this year, the State Department recommends planning ahead for any visas.
Indian American NASA scientist Madhulika Guhathakurta talks about her study of the Sun, its effects on Earth and how the Sun shapes space weather.
A California company’s aromatic single-origin spices promote sustainability as well as understanding about Indian cooking and culture.
A father-son duo maps how USAID’s work has evolved and helped strengthen the U.S.-India partnership.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro speaks on the intersection of start-ups, climate action and defense during his interaction with students and entrepreneurs.
Under Chancellor Pradeep Khosla’s leadership, UC San Diego has grown into an academic and research powerhouse, and strengthened university and community partnerships.
USAID is empowering small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently through crucial digital skills.
U.S. diplomat Sandhya Gupta talks about her return to India more than 20 years after her Fulbright fellowship in the country.
Numerous Indian Americans came to the U.S. as students before going on to lead major U.S. tech firms.
VisionSpring helps improve productivity and quality of life by providing affordable eyeglasses.
The annual OneBeat exchange program brings together musicians from around the world to build groundbreaking projects and lasting friendships.
USAID works with the Lucknow Development Authority to construct sustainable and energy-efficient houses.
U.S. and Indian researchers study ways to protect wildlife corridors allowing tigers mobility to survive and thrive.
Three Fulbright-Nehru fellows talk about their research in India and the incomparable exposure the exchange program offers.
Delhi school teachers tackle the nuances of creating judgment-free environments for children.
Fans at the Delhi Comic Con remember how childhood American superheroes inspired them through very human struggles.
United States is known as a melting pot because of the diversity of cultures. And its soccer traditions are no different.
Survivors learn English and share their stories to raise awareness at the grassroots level to fight human trafficking.
The right guidance can help applicants make the most of their higher education journey and launch a flourishing career.
Whitman College alumna Gauri Mirashi aims to create sustainable cities by empowering communities to live in harmony with their surroundings.
Digital safety expert Brooke Istook speaks about online sexual abuse of children, how to prevent it and how families can support victims.
Four Access program alumni from India learn about space exploration in an exchange program at the University of Alabama.
Read about Gap Inc., one of the recipients of the State Department's annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).
Activist Laxmi Agarwal has changed the narrative around acid attacks. She now helps survivors rebuild their lives.
The United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) celebrated 20 years of projects in India in 2022. The United States Mission in India, through AFCP, has partnered with conservation agencies to protect and restore historic sites and intangible cultural heritage, and celebrate India’s diverse cultures and traditions.
Wonder Wagen helps vehicle fleet owners make key business decisions and save operational costs by delivering real-time data.
banglanatak dot com and the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation help preserve vital folk music forms of West Bengal and support communities in the process.
Archaeological excavations funded by a grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation provides new understanding of the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park in Hyderabad.
A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation helped give a new lease of life to the YMCA’s Student Branch at Lamington Road in Mumbai.
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is helping to preserve thousands of relics of India’s past in the United Theological College’s archives.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, with the support of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, has restored the Batashewala Mughal Tomb Complex in New Delhi to its old glory.
Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Donald Heflin shares insights on the visa process and appointments.
Optional Practical Training is a unique opportunity for international students to gain crucial practical experience after earning a U.S. degree.
U.S. universities offer STEM students the choice of diversifying in other fields with an all-round education that can jump-start fascinating careers.
U.S. universities have clubs for all interests and getting involved is a great way to make friends from around the world.
Universities take special care to ensure safety of its students with measures like emergency phone booths, safety apps and walk escorts.
NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan announces more than 30 new partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutes for deeper ties through bilateral research.
A non-STEM degree from a U.S. university opens a plethora of career options in diverse fields.
Meet the first Indian women to ever earn medical degrees in the United States.
By developing key skills related to communication, connections and beyond, Indian students thrive at American universities.
Renu Khator launched an inspiring career after studying in the United States. You can, too.
Women’s colleges in the United States help develop the next generation of leaders and innovators by providing a safe and supportive environment.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Lalitha Sindhuri works to understand how cross-cultural training in dance can impact the body and life of kuchipudi dancers.
Fulbrighter and textile artist Wendy Weiss talks about her experience of documenting ikat textiles in Gujarat.
With high-quality education, smaller classes and diverse programs, lesser-known U.S. colleges open doors of opportunities beyond the more well-known institutions.
The U.S. State Department’s OneBeat initiative brings together musicians from around the world to create original work and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.
Several U.S. universities offer courses in the study of Sanskrit, even to students with no prior knowledge of any language other than English.
Three American diplomats discover Delhi in their personalized autorickshaws—one honk at a time.
Author and professor Jigna Desai works to transform people’s thinking about power dynamics in the South Asian diaspora.
Inventor and MIT Media Lab professor Ramesh Raskar talks about how his high-tech inventions and initiatives can help solve real-world problems.
Fulbright-Nehru fellow and HR expert Arup Varma says organizations need to address contextual issues while appraising expatriates.
As an Indian American, Sameer Patel chose a fairly uncommon career by becoming a musical conductor.
Journalist and educator Simran Sethi explores the cultural and emotional importance of food, and highlights the threats to its diversity across the world.
Saket Navlakha studies the unique parallels between biology and computer science.
Akash Shah’s start-up Care/of delivers personalized vitamin packs to consumers via monthly subscriptions.
After revolutionizing our interactions with music through their mobile phone apps, the duo of Parag Chordia and Prerna Gupta now aims to make reading as addictive as texting, with HOOKED.
Scaling up efficient forest management increases forest sustainability, economic opportunities and community livelihoods.
Fulbright-Nehru scholar Amit Tandon works to improve monsoon forecasts for South Asia.
What are the biases that shape people’s judgments and decisions about use of resources and systems, especially energy and water? Shahzeen Z. Attari of Indiana University explores this topic in her research.
Cricket is growing in popularity in the United States, with plans for Major League Cricket in the next few years with teams in cities including Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The Utkrisht Development Impact Bond helps small private health facilities in Rajasthan improve their quality of maternal and neonatal care.
A USAID-supported drone project is helping bolster TB diagnosis in hard-to-reach areas by delivering samples quickly to laboratories for testing.
DakshinaChitra, a living history museum founded by Deborah Thiagarajan in Chennai, preserves and promotes the rich cultural heritage of South India.
From West Bengal to Washington, D.C., young artists and professionals learn from each other through a groundbreaking, heritage-themed exchange program.
Nexus-trained company Ramja Genosensor's device can detect infection and antimicrobial resistance in just 90 minutes
American Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Dr. Gita Mehta believes that empowering physicians with effective communication skills can help improve patient care and outcomes.
Educator Madhav V. Rajan brings years of expertise, and a spirit of adventure, to his role as dean of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
The International Writing Program Fall Residency at The University of Iowa brings together writers from India and other countries for creative work and collaborations.
Fulbrighter Kanchan Wali-Richardson used her experience in Varanasi to design the River Sari series, a homage to the Ganges River.
Experience authentic American food with classic music and unique décor at The All American Diner in New Delhi.
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has helped restore the garden tomb of 18th-century poetess and courtesan Mah Laqa Bai Chanda in Hyderabad.
Through tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Ari Roland leads artistes to build international understanding through music.
A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is helping to preserve the Medhi Talao Ensemble at Champaner-Pavagadh in Gujarat.
A grant from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation helped document and preserve Varanasi’s historic Balaji Ghat.
American high school students learn Hindi and experience Indian culture through an intensive exchange program.
Development Innovation Ventures funds and supports ideas that can turn into large-scale, cost-effective global projects with high social impact.
Congaree National Park in South Carolina protects the largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States.
Canyonlands National Park in Utah offers some of the United States’ most stunning and varied natural sites.
Visitors experience rich marine beauty and human history at Florida’s Biscayne National Park.
From Florida to Alaska, park rangers help visitors enjoy the amazing U.S. national parks.
Ecovia and Dharaksha Ecosolutions offer sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging for the e-commerce industry.
Blending financing can offset risk, attract multipartner investment and scale up innovations for wide-reaching impact.
As summer temperatures rise, EESL’s super-efficient air conditioning program aims to encourage energy-efficient cooling.
Through the POWER initiative, women are taking charge of their futures in a climate-positive way.
The National Park Service preserves hundreds of natural and historical wonders of the United States for generations to come.
Decades ago, international collaboration reinvented India’s relationship to food production. Today, the country's agricultural transformation continues to impact how the world produces its food.
Canfem, a Nexus-trained social enterprise, helps breast cancer survivors through tailored products and support services.
Three recent discoveries are advancing the growing field of biotechnology and transforming the future of medicine.
Manasi Kulkarni’s Nexus-supported start-up is developing a non-invasive device to measure blood glucose levels quickly and painlessly.
Nexus-trained CogniABle integrates technology and clinical expertise to provide accessible and affordable screening as well as treatment solutions for neuro-developmental disorders like autism.
Students of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health’s India programs travel to West Bengal and Karnataka to research and gain knowledge of global public health topics.
iBreastExam, developed by Indo-U.S. teams, helps make early detection of breast cancer accessible, affordable and painless.
Nexus Incubator-trained BoomNBuzz’s portable, renewable energy-powered health platform provides diagnosis and health screening in rural India.
Nexus-trained GnomikX provides saliva-based genetic testing, and counseling, for prevention and management of lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher Kayla Huemer's project focused on developing a low-cost solution to identify patients at highest risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers.
Researchers in the United States and India collaborate to create an innovative device to help treat tuberculosis.
U.S. Health Attaché to India Dr. Preetha Rajaraman talks about U.S.-India partnerships on health innovations to address some of the biggest health-related challenges of today’s world.
Project ECHO, started by Albuquerque-based Dr. Sanjeev Arora, combines technology, mentoring and medical expertise to increase health care access for underserved communities in India.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Uma Ramakrishnan works to conserve the tiger population in India using population genetics.
Indian American astronaut Raja Chari spent 177 days on the International Space Station, where he conducted his first spacewalk and had a bird’s-eye view of Earth’s atmosphere.
Renowned chefs push their boundaries to create traditional Indian dishes with American ingredients.
The lens of the James Webb Space Telescope offers a rare glimpse of the universe in all its glory. Learn how this helps scientists.
The World Food Prize recognizes and encourages innovations to increase the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Angirus uses waste to create a low emission and ecofriendly alternative to traditional clay bricks.
The Good Food Institute India works with innovators and market leaders to create plant-based meat alternatives for sustainable eating habits.
University of Utah graduate Akash Agarwal’s New Leaf Dynamic Technologies offers GreenCHILL, an off-grid refrigeration system for farmers in rural and remote locations in India.
Leonite Labs’ high-efficiency lithium batteries power electric vehicles in a market that is rapidly expanding to accommodate efficient alternatives.
Emote Electric offers an effective and ecologically safe alternative to petrol-run bikes.
Bengaluru-based Simpa Networks sells solar-as-a-service to energy-poor households and micro-enterprises in rural India.
American water technology company Xylem works to mitigate pollution to provide safe drinking water and ensure its sustainable use.
A teacher and cultural ambassador, Pooja Ranade helps to build bridges and forge long-lasting relationships during her Fulbright fellowship in the United States.
Shreya Dave’s Via Separations could eliminate up to 90 percent of the energy used in industrial processes to separate chemicals for the food and beverage industry.
HelpUsGreen creates a range of products made from reprocessed floral and agro-waste, including an ecofriendly substitute for thermocol.
American start-up Promethean Power Systems offers novel thermal energy-based rapid chilling solutions to dairy farmers in India.
Nexus-trained bioQ redesigns daily-use products to create ecofriendly options.
Sahar Mansoor’s start-up, Bare Necessities, offers personal and home care products that are ecofriendly and use biodegradable packaging.
The water wing technology designed by Brown University engineers represents a new frontier in renewable energy.
U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
Forest-PLUS, launched by USAID and the Government of India, aims to improve the management of forests to combat climate change, conserve biodiversity and enhance livelihood benefits.
Researchers explore the relationship between heat stress and carbon emissions, and why heat waves are felt strongly in urban areas.
Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet is an innovative military asset, a global pop culture icon, and has ties to both the United States and India.
Virtual English Language Fellows teach climate change activists and students to communicate even more effectively.
What's the difference between carbon capture and carbon removal? Learn more about both emerging technologies here.
Vijit Chahar, a legal and business expert in the United States and India, outlines how start-ups can navigate American markets.
Indian companies looking to invest in the United States have an ally at their side: SelectUSA.
Seek assistance from an EducationUSA advising center and the international student adviser at your chosen university while planning your journey to the United States.
At the third annual U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, the United States and India discussed a collaborative path toward security and prosperity.
Ingredients imported from the United States inspire Indian chefs to create new variations of traditional dishes.
Water Matters, a collaborative project between the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, the Smithsonian Institution and Care Earth Trust, explores challenges and opportunities related to sustainable water management in South India and worldwide.
Learn more about the U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons.
During World War II, the United States lost hundreds of aircraft over the “Hump” route in the eastern Himalayas. The United States and India have worked together to conduct recovery missions to bring the missing servicemen home and have reiterated their commitment to these important missions.
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has helped Tage Rita and many other businesswomen succeed.
Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health and what you can do to help.
LIFAFFA partners with ragpickers to convert plastic waste into a leather-like material and create upcycled products.
Students in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha can access accurate, comprehensive and current information about opportunities to study at U.S. universities through the newest EducationUSA center in India, at the Y-Axis Foundation.
Jasmeet Kaur’s Nexus-incubated start-up designs and creates effective waste management solutions.
Graviky Labs transforms harmful pollution particles into tools for artists.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Joshua Apte’s research group at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a collaborative effort to understand the relationships between urban air pollutant emissions, population exposure and human health.
Adarsh Shukla's Photolite surface enhancement coating helps curb air pollution using visible light.
Air pollution in India is a severe and persistent problem that affects the health of millions. But an innovative new partnership shows signs of addressing this massive issue through raising awareness of air quality at the local level.
Optional Practical Training offers temporary employment for international students in the United States to work in their area of study.
U.S. and Indian navies, armies and air forces have improved their interoperability through military exercises and joint training.
With the right planning and research, students can access a range of financial assistance options to make their U.S. higher education affordable.
The U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment is helping drive the economic recovery of women workers and entrepreneurs impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nexus-trained Schillings Air offers products and services to eliminate air pollutants, reduce cost and help monitor clean air.
International students will have to navigate new territory in a world defined by public health concerns, social distancing and disruptions.
U.S. universities stepped up to support their international students during the coronavirus pandemic.
Stanford King Center on Global Development's David Lobell and Soledad Artiz Prillaman focus their research on improving food security in India and on understanding the inequities around Indian women's political participation.
An international collaboration between virologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and vaccine companies FluGen and Bharat Biotech has started the testing of CoroFlu, a potential vaccine against COVID-19.
Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York have turned their story around over decades by reigning in air pollution with the help of government initiatives and new technology.
In these unprecedented times, a deep and abiding commitment to teach the next generation of global leaders at U.S. universities will endure.
Clinical researchers work on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and bring the latest scientific breakthroughs from the lab to the real world.
U.S. universities are witnessing a growing interest in public health degrees, which prepare students for diverse professional and research careers.
Epidemiology degree programs prepare students for careers pursuing vital research in diverse fields ranging from public health to artificial intelligence programs.
A degree in health communication prepares students for careers in diverse sectors, helps them drive positive social change and counter misinformation.
If you have interest in medicine and science, and have a penchant for analysis, a degree in medical laboratory science might be a good fit for you.
Partnership 2020 promotes higher education cooperation between the United States and India through research collaborations and aims to create tangible economic impact.
WomenConnect Challenge India expands business opportunities for women and empowers them to uplift themselves and their communities.
During holiday breaks, students should focus on building their profiles in order to become strong candidates to get admission in a U.S. university of their choice.
A look at some key factors parents should consider when helping their children take admission-related decisions.
Americans will fire up their barbecue grills for the Fourth of July. But what they eat depends on where they live. Learn how those regional styles formed.
On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?
From rare cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation offers exhibits that showcase incredible examples of ingenuity and creativity.
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July to commemorate the nation's Independence Day. Learn more about the traditions of fireworks and live music here.
Memorial Day is a day when Americans reflect on the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in military service.
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Kansas educates visitors about the historical and present value of agriculture in the United States.
The All India Museum Summit 2019 provided American and Indian experts a platform to share ideas and best practices for museum modernization.
The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle offers a glimpse of some of the biggest cultural icons and phenomena.
Shreya Das, a story scholar at IIT Kharagpur, participated in the Fulbright fellowship to teach Bangla to students of Indiana University Bloomington.
Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow Anugyan Nag explores the connections between movie dances in Bollywood and Hollywood.
U.S. universities expect students to work with honesty and integrity, and avoid all forms of academic dishonesty.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee presents key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement and examines today’s global human rights issues.
A guide for prospective students on how they can get the most out of U.S. university fairs.
Want to create the high-tech machines of the future? A degree in robotics engineering might be a good fit for you.
Arts management programs equip students to apply business administration techniques and processes to the world of art.
Food waste is harsh on the environment and worsens world hunger. But activists and organizations are now recycling "rejected" produce to feed hungry communities.
The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi’s program on gender equality, in collaboration with WISCOMP, aims to make the education sector in India more equitable.
Juneteenth every year commemorates contributions and resilience of the United States' Black Americans.
Students planning to pursue higher studies in the United States should keep a few key factors in mind while picking a major.
With the rapid growth of Internet of Things, the demand for statistical science graduates has been increasing steadily.
American students experience Indian culture through its languages.
Alumni interviews are an important part of the U.S. university admissions process and help find the right candidate for an institution.
Despite their size, the impact of a small liberal arts college experience can often be everlasting.
Harvard University student Kavya Kopparapu works at the intersection of medicine and technology to innovate life-saving solutions.
With international governments and private companies focusing on space explorations and increasing efficiencies, a degree in aerospace engineering has become quite sought-after.
Earn a degree in architectural engineering and help buildings stand tall for decades to come.
The discipline of psychology is wide and varied, and so are the career opportunities.
Strategic planning, unforeseen challenges and, ultimately, invaluable experiences on the pathway to studying in the United States.
Varun Soni, dean of religious life at the University of Southern California, shares his experience of studying and teaching religion in the United States.
What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4th complete with food and fireworks.
Sociology students seek to understand how society works, and are equipped to enter a wide range of professional fields.
U.S higher education offers a unique value proposition and grooms students to address challenges faced by their communities, countries and the world.
Kriya Labs, a New Delhi-based start-up, transforms agricultural waste into a valuable resource to make paper and biodegradable products.
A multi-institutional team led by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has demonstrated that sugarcane can be genetically enhanced to increase the amount of oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Vyjayanthi Sankar’s Centre for Science of Student Learning aims to build capacity for high-quality assessments and research.
Hydrotec Solutions’ solar-powered water purification system provides communities with 24/7 safe drinking water on a pay-per-use basis.
Nexus-trained Gitanjali Banerjee’s start-up, Femtech Fertility Dost, provides women and couples a platform to talk about fertility-related problems and preventive solutions.
Since passing the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the United States has helped save nearly extinct creatures. Meet six of them here.
From Puerto Rico to Alaska, there are a number of rainforests located within the United States. Learn more about them here.
Earth Day is on April 22. Spend the day thinking about how you can reduce your carbon footprint and support our planet.
Universities and students adapt to difficult circumstances as safety measures, social distancing and travel restrictions affect traditional university enrollment systems.
Student organizations create a diverse campus and help build life-long memories and relationships. Indian Student Associations are one way both Indian and American students merge culture and student life on campus.
Read these tips from U.S. university officials and Indian alumni on how prospective students can find the right university to meet their needs and help them succeed.
Every year, the United States opens its doors to international students from around the world. For students, it’s important to be mindful of the requirements to maintain legal status while studying in the United States.
Graduate-level study at a U.S. university is not just about coursework and research, it's also about new experiences and discovering yourself.
Stand out by creating a strong application that showcases your abilities and brings out your personality.
Refer to this frequently asked questions guide as you are getting ready to apply for your student visa.
A government that looks like America is a Biden administration priority—and data shows this is the most diverse government in America’s history.
Applying for your student visa to study in the United States can seem overwhelming. In this article, U.S. consular officers provide straightforward guidance on the process.
Cutting-edge programs, cross-cultural exposure and networking opportunities at U.S. universities help students set the stage for a global career.
The festival of Holi is catching on in the United States, and dance plays a large role, introducing Americans to an important part of Indian culture.
Choosing a major is a great opportunity to explore, self-reflect and ultimately, to enjoy the start of a pivotal process.
The high quality of education, flexibility in curriculum and networking opportunities make U.S. higher education a unique value proposition.
Prerana protects women and children from the threats of human trafficking by defending their rights, supporting their education and health, and leading advocacy efforts.
Smart preparation can help Indian students smoothly navigate the port of entry procedures on arrival at U.S. airports.
The United States and India have steadily increased cooperation among our defense and security forces through information sharing; defense planning, exercises, and exchanges; defense industrial cooperation; and counterterrorism and law enforcement activities.
Progress in U.S.-India energy cooperation has boosted our economies and contributed benefits ranging from electrifying factories and powering the transport of agricultural products to improving the comfort and safety of our homes.
Bilateral cooperation between the United States and India in health and biomedical innovation has had impressive results, but it holds the promise of even better outcomes and further innovations in the years to come.
Learn about the history, art, creativity and technology of American music at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
The New Americans Museum in San Diego presents and preserves the stories of diverse immigrant experiences.
Living history museums offer an interactive way to learn about the past and bring history to life.
The American Writers Museum celebrates writers and inspires people to engage in reading and writing through innovative and interactive exhibits.
Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum and witness centuries of dreams, challenges and creativity in the United States.
Films, poems, songs and stories from 1926 are free for all to enjoy. Learn how U.S. copyright law protects creators and promotes creativity.
Culturally and historically significant locations are eligible for federal funding as National Historic Landmark sites. Learn more about the designation.
The right type of American degree can unlock amazing opportunities for Indian students. Here’s how to choose which level of study is best for you.
Women entrepreneurs in North India benefit through a variety of U.S. Embassy-supported initiatives.
Historic sites, such as those from the LGBTQIA+ rights movement, embody the past and serve as a critical context for visitors to understand the efforts, clashes and advances over time.
With the right planning and research, the journey to a U.S. degree can be a rewarding experience.
A hybrid-style boot camp led by U.S. Consulate General Kolkata helped women entrepreneurs tap their innovative spirit and grow their businesses.
Mumbai-based Aakar produces affordable and ecofriendly solutions to increase access to menstrual hygiene products.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit connects Indian business innovators with international investors and priceless opportunities.
Vaccines against infectious diseases save millions of lives. See how U.S. innovators are contributing to global efforts to stop COVID-19 and other diseases.
Megacities such as Delhi, Chennai, Karachi, Madrid, and Istanbul are already experiencing an extremely high risk of droughts, and many other regions could follow suit over the next few years.
Who you are and whom you love is not a justification for discrimination, harassment, and inequitable access to opportunities and resources.
What is now known as Black History Month was initiatedd in 1926 by Black historian Carter G. Woodson. Learn more about this observance.
Meet six Black women who have written, edited or produced some of America's best literary work of the past 40 years.
An international partnership between Theater Alliance, Story Center and Shakti Vahini transforms the powerful stories of human trafficking survivors into agency and tools for change.
Safecity encourages individuals and communities to report violations on its digital platform, to make the world a safer place for all.
What do you need more than anything? Often, a simple question can lead to grand ideas fueling gender empowerment, agency and opportunities.
Through skillful use of media, arts and technology, Breakthrough is working to change a culture and demonstrate the value of women and girls.
Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Manjula Bharathy’s work captures the complexity of emotion entangled in identity and the journey toward achieving equitable opportunities.
Savhera, a natural wellness company and social enterprise, offers employment opportunities to victims of sex trafficking.
Young leaders spark change, lift up vulnerable communities and build a future where all voices matter.
The U.S. supports a free and open Indo-Pacific and works to improve prosperity, fight climate change and support democracy in the region.
Shakti Vahini, a nonprofit based in New Delhi, has helped protect thousands of children from exploitation and human trafficking risks.
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political and worker rights.
What rights do international students have? The right to free speech lets every student in the U.S. ask big questions in and out of the classroom.
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow Dr. Ajay Joshi shared the intricacies of Indian theater with students and other community members in the United States.
The United States champions diversity among members of its diplomatic corps to have a full representation of American life abroad.
Lakshmi Ramaswamy shares her experience as a Fulbright Arts Fellow and how that has influenced her practice and management of the art of bharatanatyam.
Sabu Thomas, a participant in the 2017 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar, works on using nanotechnology to develop useful products in diverse sectors.
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Tamanna Subba explores the links between aerosols, air pollution and climate change, to build a better understanding of the Indian summer monsoon.
Pramod Deshmukh, part of the 2010-11 Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program, develops water conservation projects in rural India.
The Fulbright-Nehru program opens doors to once-in-a-lifetime global educational opportunities.
A vibrant international partnership expanding English language capacity supports the rights of women, transgender people, and the disabled across India.
Women play a central role in farming in West Bengal, but are often marginalized. Technical training and greater access to land have helped them improve yields, build skills, and promote gender equality in their communities.
Research shows that interactive games increase student motivation to pay attention and learn more effectively.
Jonathan Safran Foer and Jeffrey Gettleman discuss how daily actions can make an impact in the efforts to combat climate change.
Too Young to Wed uses photography to highlight the harrowing impact of child marriage on young girls globally.
With support from the U.S. Department of State, Swechha harnesses technology, inspires individuals and advocates for environmental change across India.
Isaac Kehimkar, known as India’s Butterfly Man, talks about his work and his takeaways from studying American NGO’s as part of his 2006 Fulbright Fellowship.
An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report details how extreme fires, heat and flooding are in our future unless we act now.
Cities need to implement adaptive strategies that are responsive to local circumstances to mitigate the climate crisis.
Reducing food wastage can help conserve resources and the environment.
Through Fulbright Fellowships, Jeff Roy explores the artistic expression and identity politics of Mumbai’s LGBTQ communities.
Payton MacDonald connects Indian classical music with Western musical traditions.
Filmmaker Anandana Kapur’s interactive mobile documentary app helps create conversations around women’s rights.
Fulbright-Nehru fellow Alan Johnson talks about his connection to India, his fascination with the country’s literature and the importance of exchanges like the Fulbright program.
Fulbright-Nehru research scholar Alexander O’Neill has worked to support environmental conservation efforts in India.
Saral Designs, which promotes menstrual hygiene in under-served areas through innovative technology and distribution models, modified its pad-making machines to make surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Science writer Nandita Jayaraj shares her experience of participating in the U.S. State Department’s IVLP project on advancing women in STEAM fields.
Through investments and loans in key sectors like infrastructure, agriculture and technology, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation is helping propel growth and create jobs in India.
The Internet Saathi initiative teaches rural women to use and benefit from the Internet.
Few foreign visitors to the United States have attracted greater public attention than Prime Minister Nehru who paid his fourth visit to that country in November 1961, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
Eradication of the disease in India would be a huge step toward ending it everywhere.
WE Hub fosters women entrepreneurship via incubation, access to government resources, and the creation of a global collaborative network for women-led enterprises to thrive.
Only 12 years after Indians won their freedom with nonviolent protests, noncooperation and boycott, African Americans were using the same tactics to overturn unjust laws.
The REVIVE Alliance is facilitating the economic recovery of small business owners and workers in the informal sector, whose livelihoods are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Futuristic hardware and user-friendly software motivate young students to explore robotics and artificial intelligence.
Indian American Kalpana Chawla was part of the international crew aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle Columbia Flight STS-87 who completed a successful mission last December. While Earth-bound humans were embroiled in politics and other quirks of the third planet from the Sun, the six-member crew space-walked, manipulated remote control devices and orbited millions of miles performing experiments.
At Kanpur’s Indian Institute of Technology 200 students use the Computer Centre every day for training, course projects and research.
Sustainable bamboo fiber products created by Bio Craft Innovation, a Nexus-trained start-up, help reduce the use of single-use plastic.
Graduate programs at U.S. universities address the necessity to establish a workforce that will be equipped to work on combating climate change.
Interactive storytelling can drive climate action by raising awareness of how the climate crisis affects everyday life.
President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh concluded a landmark agreement on March 2, 2006, that would place India’s civilian nuclear program under international safeguards and enable full civilian nuclear cooperation with the United States.
Meet two U.S.-created companies that make a global difference, earning the 2021 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence.
As an academic and an Odissi performer and teacher, Kaustavi Sarkar uses the classical dance form to explore diverse ways of being and thinking.
A look at student life in the United States, in the 1960s and 1980s.
Prime Minister Singh and President Bush characterized the agreements and initiatives they finalized during the President’s March 2006 state visit to India as “historic."
Among the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Fulbright program in India is the release of a commemorative publication incorporating reminiscences of a number of Indian participants. SPAN presents excerpts.
An Indian scholar recalls the enthusiastic celebration of the poet’s centenary in the United States in 1961 and his research for Tagore memorabilia.
During her nine-day visit to India in March 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visited six cities in Northern India.
Northern Arc Capital, led by Kshama Fernandes, provides financial access to underserved households and businesses across India.
U.S.-India commerce has inspired new firms and products and propelled our two countries to become technological leaders in the 21st century.
Hardika Shah’s Kinara Capital supports underserved small businesses, including women entrepreneurs, through collateral-free business loans.
Millennium Alliance awardee Coeo Labs offers solutions to prevent deaths due to infant respiratory distress syndrome and ventilator-associated pneumonia in low-resource settings in India
Tips from admissions officials on how to craft a compelling application package.
American artist Augustina Droze created socially meaningful artworks and murals in India, during her Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship.
Tips on how to find the right higher education institution or program.
Georgetown University’s Global Human Development Program embraces diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities and viewpoints to prepare students to work on real-world development issues
Award-winning writer Vijay Seshadri discusses the writing process, and the mysteries inherent in crafting world-renowned poetry.
U.S. State Department’s and Film Independent’s Global Media Makers exchange program connects Indian film professionals with U.S. experts.
Maria T. Madison is the Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Photograph courtesy Brandeis University
Purnima Khandelwal’s INI Farms has connected over 5,000 small-scale Indian farms with food retailers around the world through an innovative “farm to fork” model.
USAID’s Engendering Utilities program works with organizations in male-dominated industries to increase employment opportunities for women and improve gender equality in the workplace.
Vinita Sud Belani’s theater company, EnActe Arts, works to increase representation of South Asians in theater.
AIRSWEEE participant Kshama Hastak’s Sarthak Foundation provides free-of-cost education to children from economically disadvantaged sections of society.
Safeguarding the rights of LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. is part of a tradition of ensuring minority rights that is entwined with U.S. history.
IVLP alumnus Mathew Jose’s multifaceted waste management enterprise Paperman moves India toward greater sustainability.
Rina Banerjee draws on her personal history as an immigrant for her artistic work, which focuses on ethnicity, race, migration and diasporic histories.
Millennium Alliance awardee Coeo Labs offers solutions to prevent deaths due to infant respiratory distress syndrome and ventilator-associated pneumonia in low-resource settings in India.
Research supports the idea that empowering women benefits everyone. A 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute stated that if every country could enhance the number of women in business leadership, the world could generate trillions of dollars in higher income.
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellow Harjant Gill aims to deconstruct the concept of masculinity in India through his films.
LetsEndorse offers a collaborative ecosystem to social innovators and connects them with other stakeholders to benefit communities.
Preeti Vasudevan helps build a cultural bridge between India and the United States using traditional and contemporary styles of performing arts.
The innovative Bhungroo irrigation system, developed by Fulbright Scholar Trupti Jain’s social enterprise, helps farmers prosper in the face of climate change.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Meena Pillai explores how the growth of digital communications empowers activists to work for women’s rights.
Khethworks builds reliable, solar-powered irrigation systems that enable small-plot farmers to cultivate their land throughout the year and generate more income.
Sampriti Bhattacharyya has developed underwater drones that could help in rescue missions and explorations, as well as prevent radiation leakage under the sea.
NISAR, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and ISRO, aims to measure changes in our planet's surface and study natural hazards and global environmental change.
Indian American astrophysicist Madhulika Guhathakurta talks about her interest in astrophysics and her incredible body of work at NASA.
USAID India’s Greening the Grid program aims to integrate large-scale, variable renewable energy into India's existing power grid.
Fulbright-Nehru fellow Lauren Week researched the different aspects of mentorship and its potential influence on India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
USAID and DFC’s loan program to finance rooftop solar in India will expand access to reliable sources of clean and affordable power.
Smart Power for Advancing Reliability and Connectivity (SPARC) is helping increase the efficiency and reliability of India’s power grid, promote clean energy use, and combat the climate crisis.
LanzaTech’s technology recycles waste carbon into useful products, helping mitigate greenhouse gases and promoting energy security.
Indian farmers can navigate weather-related risks by getting early warnings from automated weather stations, set up through a partnership between USAID India and Skymet Weather Services.
A project funded by USAID / India promotes climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies to build a sustainable food production system.
Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, Nashville’s first Youth Poet Laureate, talks about her journey, the future of poetry and the power of narration.
The mother-daughter duo of Anita Jaisinghani and Ajna Jai is taking Indian food mainstream for American audiences through their Pondicheri restaurants.
Renkube, a Bengaluru-based start-up, has developed a mechanism which can increase the efficiency of solar panels by redirection of sunlight and contribute to lowering of carbon footprints.
The importance of our shared leadership will only grow in the coming decades as we work together to address opportunities such as artificial intelligence and space exploration, and challenges such as ensuring clean air, providing access to clean water, and protecting wildlife.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Dr. Sonja Klinsky works on building analytic capacity to enable climate action in ways that also address human development needs.
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Afreen Hussain assesses the impact of climate change and human disturbances on coral reefs to assist in the conservation of this highly vulnerable ecosystem.
The strategic partnership between India and the United States can drive urgent progress in this critical decade for climate action.
Millennium Alliance awardee Aindra Systems’ CervAstra utilizes artificial intelligence to provide smart, fast and affordable screening for cervical cancer.
A USAID-funded project is using artificial intelligence to help India overcome some of the biggest problems in eliminating tuberculosis.
Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher Hannah Lider focused on defining the challenges of current hemoglobin measuring devices and designing a data storage bangle for effective antenatal care in India’s rural areas.
USAID-funded Project Samvad communicates best practices related to health and nutrition through videos and other digital tools.
Through education, advocacy and support U.S. universities strive to create inclusive campuses for LGBTQIA+ students.
The U.S. government-supported clinics in Hyderabad and Imphal provide the transgender community access to medical and psychosocial services in a stigma-free environment.
Strong people-to-people ties between the United States and India date back over 200 years, to the earliest days of the United States and well before India’s independence.
Experience the creation of a nation’s story at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Honor history and equality with a trip to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.
American cuisine reflects the nation’s diversity and the influence of immigrant groups.
The U.S. State Department’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program trained women entrepreneurs in Northeast India to grow their ventures, raise capital and network with fellow business owners.
Business collaborations with the United States, which include sharing of best practices and expertise, have helped India transform into a force to be reckoned with in the global economy.
Indians represent a vital population of international students in the United States and bring critical and diverse perspectives to their institutions.