Strengthening U.S.-India Academic Ties

Strengthening U.S.-India Academic Ties

By Syed Sulaiman Akhtar   January 2024

Indian American academic and scholar Akhlesh Lakhtakia represents the U.S. government in advancing U.S.-India university partnerships.  

Building Mutual Understanding Through Languages 

Building Mutual Understanding Through Languages 

By Giriraj Agarwal  December 2023

CLS alumna Tara Giangrande builds her expertise in South Asia through Hindi studies in India and the United States.  

Cooking Up a Successful Future

Cooking Up a Successful Future

By Megan McDrew November 2023

Chef Malika Anand talks about her education and experiences at the Culinary Institute of America.

Network and Navigate

Network and Navigate

By Madesh Samanu November 2023

Tips from a Clemson University student on how to build networks and feel at home at a U.S. university.

My Exchange Experience

My Exchange Experience

By Beulah Supriya November 2023

An alumna of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, talks about her academic and cultural experiences in the United States.

Alumni Tips

Alumni Tips

By Bindi Patel November 2023

A Boston University alumna shares five things she wishes she’d known before leaving for her higher education in the United States.

Nurturing Ties Through Academia

Nurturing Ties Through Academia

By Steve Fox November 2023

An Indian foreign policy expert and academic shares her highlights from a U.S. State Department-sponsored exchange program, SUSI for Scholars.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

By Jason Chiang November 2023

The Students of India Association at the University of South Florida brings together the culturally diverse Indian student community through college festivals.

Navigating Internships

Navigating Internships

By Paromita Pain November 2023

Students and experts share tips on how to land the right internships that can demonstrate work experience while applying for jobs.

Build Your Profile as a Researcher

Build Your Profile as a…

By Burton Bollag November 2023

Learn how to choose a Ph.D. topic, find a good adviser and build your profile as a researcher at a U.S. university.

New Pathways Through Urdu Studies

New Pathways Through Urdu Studies

By Zahoor Hussain Bhat November 2023

AIIS alumna J. Shelby House talks about her journey of learning Urdu and how it changed her academic and professional paths.

Examining Historical Sources

Examining Historical Sources

By Zahoor Hussain Bhat November 2023

AIIS alumnus and historian Andrew Howard talks about his journey to learn Urdu and how he uses Urdu sources in his research.

Seeking Change Through Teaching and Activism

Seeking Change Through Teaching and…

By Syed Sulaiman Akhtar November 2023

IVLP alumna Syed Mubin Zehra talks about her work as an academic and an activist.

‘In Lucknow, I Was Surrounded by Urdu’

‘In Lucknow, I Was Surrounded…

By Nikash Harapanahalli November 2023

Learning Urdu empowered Nikash Harapanahalli with a unique voice and agency to express himself.

Learning Urdu to Pursue Career Goals

Learning Urdu to Pursue Career…

By Kubarah Ghias November 2023

An Indian American psychology student learns Urdu in Lucknow to become a bilingual therapist.

Learning Urdu in the United States

Learning Urdu in the United…

By Mariam Haris, Hisham Bhatti, Hannah and Musa Subramanium September 2023

University of Washington students learn Urdu and experience the rich culture of South Asia in Seattle.

Developing Community Leaders

Developing Community Leaders

By Zahoor Hussain Bhat and Sana Sethi September 2023

Alumni of RELO’s Access program showcase their community service projects.

Leading by Example

Leading by Example

By Krittika Sharma September 2023

A RELO-trained mentor teacher helps her colleagues in Delhi government schools teach English in a fun, engaging and effective way.

‘I Watch Hindi Cartoons With My Daughter!’

‘I Watch Hindi Cartoons With…

By Karan Mudgal September 2023

Learning Hindi gave Karan Mudgal, an Indian American, a greater level of confidence in navigating throughout India.

Discovering India, Hindi and a Career

Discovering India, Hindi and a…

By Philip Lutgendorf September 2023

In the United States, AIIS language programs are considered the “gold standard” for learning Indian languages, says Philip Lutgendorf.

A Uniquely Rewarding Experience

A Uniquely Rewarding Experience

By Sophia England and Vishal Ramola

A desire for better communication with Hindi speakers motivated Sophia England and Vishal Ramola to learn the language for four semesters at Boston University.

Hindi Programs at AIIS

Hindi Programs at AIIS

By Achyuta Nand Singh September 2023

American students learn Hindi in a community environment in Jaipur.

Connecting the United States and India Through Hindi

Connecting the United States and…

By Giriraj Agarwal September 2023

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.

Hindi at Berkeley

Hindi at Berkeley

By Nora Koa (Melnikova) September 2023

An overview of the Hindi program at the University of California, Berkeley.

‘A Fulbright Scholarship Changed My Life’

‘A Fulbright Scholarship Changed My…

By Giriraj Agarwal September 2023

An exchange program took Shilpa Parnami to a career in Hindi teaching.

Teaching the Language of Cultural Engagement

Teaching the Language of Cultural…

By Giriraj Agarwal September 2023

The recognition of Hindi as a critical language has given institutional support to the Hindi programs at American universities.

Building Scholarship Through Languages

Building Scholarship Through Languages

By Giriraj Agarwal September 2023

Roma Patel is building her art research skills by studying Hindi in India through U.S. government language programs.

Diversity Delivers

Diversity Delivers

By Burton Bollag April 2023

The United States is home to diverse types of higher education institutions to fit every academic and career goal.

Making Higher Education Affordable

Making Higher Education Affordable

By Natasa Milas April 2023

With the right planning and research, students can access a range of financial assistance for higher education in the United States.

Massive Access to Learning

Massive Access to Learning

By Jason Chiang April 2023

Be it for prospective students or lifelong learners, MOOCs offer unprecedented access to quality education.

Coping With Change

Coping With Change

By Steve Fox April 2023

Parents deal with many concerns when sending children abroad for higher studies. Here are some resources to help navigate the transition.

Where Skills Meet Passion

Where Skills Meet Passion

By Jason Chiang April 2023

U.S. universities help students build interdisciplinary skills through specialized majors like object design and sports management.

Taste College Life in School

Taste College Life in School

By Hillary Hoppock April 2023

Summer courses let high school students experience life in U.S. universities, without the academic pressure.

Breaking Barriers to Learning

Breaking Barriers to Learning

By Natasa Milas April 2023

U.S. universities provide a range of support services for international students with disabilities.

Pathways to U.S. Degrees

Pathways to U.S. Degrees

By Paromita Pain April 2023

U.S. community colleges attract international students with their competitive exposure, support services and easy university transfers.

Seeking Support

Seeking Support

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey July 2018

U.S. university counseling offices help international students adapt to campus life.

A Taste of Home

A Taste of Home

By Candice Yacono July 2018

U.S. universities are striving to offer a range of authentic global cuisines to its international students.

From College to Career 

From College to Career 

By Michael Gallant April 2023

Career services at U.S. universities guide international students on how to present their best selves to potential employers. 

Expertspeak on Student Queries

Expertspeak on Student Queries

By Unnati Singhania April 2023

An EducationUSA adviser answers questions frequently asked by students.

Flexi-Options

Flexi-Options

By Steve Fox April 2023

Flexible curriculums at U.S. universities allow students to make informed choices about their subjects and career paths. 

Launching Careers

Launching Careers

By Michael Gallant March 2023

A U.S. degree opens doors to exciting careers for Indian women.

Making Learning Accessible

Making Learning Accessible

By Jason Chiang February 2023

A Nexus-trained start-up uses text messages and WhatsApp to bridge the digital divide.

A Chancellor With a Vision

A Chancellor With a Vision

By Steve Fox January 2023

Under Chancellor Pradeep Khosla’s leadership, UC San Diego has grown into an academic and research powerhouse, and strengthened university and community partnerships.

Exemplifying Shared Ambitions

Exemplifying Shared Ambitions

By Leigh Hartman January 2023

Numerous Indian Americans came to the U.S. as students before going on to lead major U.S. tech firms.

Creating Gender-Equitable Classrooms

Creating Gender-Equitable Classrooms

By Ranjita Biswas December 2022

Delhi school teachers tackle the nuances of creating judgment-free environments for children.

Start Right, Land Right 

Start Right, Land Right 

By Burton Bollag December 2022

The right guidance can help applicants make the most of their higher education journey and launch a flourishing career.

Managing Waste to Improve Communities

Managing Waste to Improve Communities

Trevor L. Jockims December 2022

Whitman College alumna Gauri Mirashi aims to create sustainable cities by empowering communities to live in harmony with their surroundings.

Expertspeak on U.S. Student Visas 

Expertspeak on U.S. Student Visas 

October 2022

Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Donald Heflin shares insights on the visa process and appointments. 

OPT: Optional Yet Optimal

OPT: Optional Yet Optimal

By Natasa Milas October 2022

Optional Practical Training is a unique opportunity for international students to gain crucial practical experience after earning a U.S. degree.

Open Doors With a STEM Degree

Open Doors With a STEM…

By Jason Chiang October 2022

U.S. universities offer STEM students the choice of diversifying in other fields with an all-round education that can jump-start fascinating careers.

Clubbing Together for Inclusivity 

Clubbing Together for Inclusivity 

By Jason Chiang October 2022

U.S. universities have clubs for all interests and getting involved is a great way to make friends from around the world.

Safety and Security at U.S. Campuses

Safety and Security at U.S.…

By Natasa Milas October 2022

Universities take special care to ensure safety of its students with measures like emergency phone booths, safety apps and walk escorts.

Pursue Your Non-STEM Passion

Pursue Your Non-STEM Passion

By Hillary Hoppock October 2022

A non-STEM degree from a U.S. university opens a plethora of career options in diverse fields. 

Women Who Paved the Way

Women Who Paved the Way

By Michael Gallant October 2022

Meet the first Indian women to ever earn medical degrees in the United States. 

Skills for a Successful Student Life

Skills for a Successful Student…

By Michael Gallant October 2022

By developing key skills related to communication, connections and beyond, Indian students thrive at American universities. 

The Value of an American Education

The Value of an American…

By Michael Gallant October 2022

Renu Khator launched an inspiring career after studying in the United States. You can, too.

Where Women are Front and Center

Where Women are Front and…

By Paromita Pain October 2022

Women’s colleges in the United States help develop the next generation of leaders and innovators by providing a safe and supportive environment. 

Looking Beyond Ivy Leagues 

Looking Beyond Ivy Leagues 

By Paromita Pain October 2022

With high-quality education, smaller classes and diverse programs, lesser-known U.S. colleges open doors of opportunities beyond the more well-known institutions. 

Accidental Journeys, Administrative Successes

Accidental Journeys, Administrative Successes

By Michael Gallant September 2022

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.

Tackling the Climate Crisis Through Professional Communication Skills Training

Tackling the Climate Crisis Through…

By Burton Bollag June 2022

Virtual English Language Fellows teach climate change activists and students to communicate even more effectively.

Prepare for Your Departure

Prepare for Your Departure

By Natasa Milas July 2021

Seek assistance from an EducationUSA advising center and the international student adviser at your chosen university while planning your journey to the United States.

Supporting Education in USA

Supporting Education in USA

By Natasa Milas July 2021

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.

Opt for OPT

Opt for OPT

By Jason Chiang July 2021

Optional Practical Training offers temporary employment for international students in the United States to work in their area of study.

Finance Your Studies

Finance Your Studies

By Paromita Pain July 2021

With the right planning and research, students can access a range of financial assistance options to make their U.S. higher education affordable.

Admissions in a New Landscape

Admissions in a New Landscape

By Michael Gallant July 2020

International students will have to navigate new territory in a world defined by public health concerns, social distancing and disruptions.

Support Systems for Students

Support Systems for Students

By Paromita Pain July 2020

U.S. universities stepped up to support their international students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Quest for Security and Empowerment

Quest for Security and Empowerment

By Hillary Hoppock July 2020

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.

U.S. Higher Education Endures

U.S. Higher Education Endures

By Roger Brindley July 2020

In these unprecedented times, a deep and abiding commitment to teach the next generation of global leaders at U.S. universities will endure.

Studying Clinical Research

Studying Clinical Research

By Jason Chiang July 2020

Clinical researchers work on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and bring the latest scientific breakthroughs from the lab to the real world.

Focusing on Public Health

Focusing on Public Health

By Natasa Milas July 2020

U.S. universities are witnessing a growing interest in public health degrees, which prepare students for diverse professional and research careers.

Studying to Prevent Diseases

Studying to Prevent Diseases

By Burton Bollag July 2020

Epidemiology degree programs prepare students for careers pursuing vital research in diverse fields ranging from public health to artificial intelligence programs.

Health-y Communication

Health-y Communication

By Candice Yacono July 2020

A degree in health communication prepares students for careers in diverse sectors, helps them drive positive social change and counter misinformation.

Careers in Medical Laboratory Science

Careers in Medical Laboratory Science

By Natasa Milas July 2020

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.

Research Collaborations

Research Collaborations

By Anubhooti Arora July 2020

Partnership 2020 promotes higher education cooperation between the United States and India through research collaborations and aims to create tangible economic impact.

Making the Most of Your Holiday Breaks

Making the Most of Your…

By Aastha Virk Singh July 2020

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.

Selecting a College for Your Child

Selecting a College for Your…

By Rupali Verma July 2020

A look at some key factors parents should consider when helping their children take admission-related decisions.

A Cross-Cultural Experience

A Cross-Cultural Experience

By Ranjita Biswas July 2019

Shreya Das, a story scholar at IIT Kharagpur, participated in the Fulbright fellowship to teach Bangla to students of Indiana University Bloomington.

Excelling With Integrity

Excelling With Integrity

By Steve Fox July 2019

U.S. universities expect students to work with honesty and integrity, and avoid all forms of academic dishonesty.

Fair Strategies

Fair Strategies

By Rupali Verma July 2019

A guide for prospective students on how they can get the most out of U.S. university fairs.

Building the Robots

Building the Robots

By Michael Gallant July 2019

Want to create the high-tech machines of the future? A degree in robotics engineering might be a good fit for you.

Business of Arts

Business of Arts

By Candice Yacono July 2019

Arts management programs equip students to apply business administration techniques and processes to the world of art.

How do You Choose?

How do You Choose?

By Michael Gallant July 2019

Students planning to pursue higher studies in the United States should keep a few key factors in mind while picking a major.

Interpreting Information

Interpreting Information

By Jason Chiang July 2019

With the rapid growth of Internet of Things, the demand for statistical science graduates has been increasing steadily.

Learning Languages

Learning Languages

By Natasa Milas July 2019

American students experience Indian culture through its languages.

Interview Insights

Interview Insights

By Suparna Mukherji July 2019

Alumni interviews are an important part of the U.S. university admissions process and help find the right candidate for an institution.

Legacy of Liberal Arts

Legacy of Liberal Arts

By Archit Guha July 2019

Despite their size, the impact of a small liberal arts college experience can often be everlasting.

Science of Air and Space

Science of Air and Space

By Jason Chiang July 2019

With international governments and private companies focusing on space explorations and increasing efficiencies, a degree in aerospace engineering has become quite sought-after.

Strength and Structures

Strength and Structures

By Michael Gallant July 2019

Earn a degree in architectural engineering and help buildings stand tall for decades to come.

Study the Mind

Study the Mind

By Steve Fox July 2019

The discipline of psychology is wide and varied, and so are the career opportunities.

A Journey From Chennai to Philly

A Journey From Chennai to…

By Deepika Athinarayanan April 2022

Strategic planning, unforeseen challenges and, ultimately, invaluable experiences on the pathway to studying in the United States.

Teaching Religion

Teaching Religion

By Syed Sulaiman Akhtar July 2019

Varun Soni, dean of religious life at the University of Southern California, shares his experience of studying and teaching religion in the United States.

Understanding Social Life

Understanding Social Life

By Burton Bollag July 2019

Sociology students seek to understand how society works, and are equipped to enter a wide range of professional fields.

Why Study in the U.S.

Why Study in the U.S.

By Bhavvna Jolly July 2019

U.S higher education offers a unique value proposition and grooms students to address challenges faced by their communities, countries and the world.

Studying During the Pandemic

Studying During the Pandemic

By Hillary Hoppock April 2022

Universities and students adapt to difficult circumstances as safety measures, social distancing and travel restrictions affect traditional university enrollment systems.

Vibrant Campus Life of U.S. Universities

Vibrant Campus Life of U.S.…

By Candice Yacono April 2022

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.

Finding the Right Fit

Finding the Right Fit

By Paromita Pain April 2022

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.

Maintaining Legal Status

Maintaining Legal Status

By Natasa Milas April 2022

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.

A Bearcat for Life!

A Bearcat for Life!

By Sid Thatham April 2022

Graduate-level study at a U.S. university is not just about coursework and research, it's also about new experiences and discovering yourself.

Building Your Application Avatar

Building Your Application Avatar

By Unnati Singhania April 2022

Stand out by creating a strong application that showcases your abilities and brings out your personality.

Getting a Student Visa to Study in the United States

Getting a Student Visa to…

Text courtesy of the Consular Team, U.S. Embassy New Delhi April 2022

Refer to this frequently asked questions guide as you are getting ready to apply for your student visa.

Acing Your Interview

Acing Your Interview

By Timothy Brauhn, Yvette Saleh and Katherine Von Ofenheim April 2022

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.

Building Global Careers

Building Global Careers

By Candice Yacono April 2022

Cutting-edge programs, cross-cultural exposure and networking opportunities at U.S. universities help students set the stage for a global career.

Electing Your Major

Electing Your Major

By Natasa Milas April 2022

Choosing a major is a great opportunity to explore, self-reflect and ultimately, to enjoy the start of a pivotal process.

Opening Doors to Success

Opening Doors to Success

By Steve Fox April 2022

The high quality of education, flexibility in curriculum and networking opportunities make U.S. higher education a unique value proposition.

Getting Ready To Go

Getting Ready To Go

By Michael Gallant April 2022

Smart preparation can help Indian students smoothly navigate the port of entry procedures on arrival at U.S. airports.

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate and More

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate and More

By Michael Gallant April 2022

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.

Keys to Success: Planning and Research

Keys to Success: Planning and…

By Paromita Pain April 2022

With the right planning and research, the journey to a U.S. degree can be a rewarding experience.

Study in the U.S. … and Speak Out

Study in the U.S. ……

By Emily Louise Bowman February 2022

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.

From Awareness to Action

From Awareness to Action

By Natasa Milas May 2021

Graduate programs at U.S. universities address the necessity to establish a workforce that will be equipped to work on combating climate change.

Studying in America: Then & Now

Studying in America: Then &…

By Usha Helweg and Simran Singh Retrospective Edition, January 2022

A look at student life in the United States, in the 1960s and 1980s.

Shaping Your College Application

Shaping Your College Application

By Paromita Pain July 2021

Tips from admissions officials on how to craft a compelling application package.

Research Your Options

Research Your Options

By Steve Fox July 2021

Tips on how to find the right higher education institution or program.

Developing Leaders Through Diversity and Inclusion

Developing Leaders Through Diversity and…

By Steven Radelet and Erwin Tiongson July 2021

Georgetown University’s Global Human Development Program embraces diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities and viewpoints to prepare students to work on real-world development issues

Building Communities for Success

Building Communities for Success

By Maria T. Madison July 2021

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

Safe Spaces for All

Safe Spaces for All

By Candice Yacono   July 2021

Through education, advocacy and support U.S. universities strive to create inclusive campuses for LGBTQIA+ students.

Opening Doors to Global Learning

Opening Doors to Global Learning

By Michael Gallant July 2021

Indians represent a vital population of international students in the United States and bring critical and diverse perspectives to their institutions.