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(News Source: Bloomberg, March 23, 2017)

What do Indian Students Worry About?

They worry about two things:

  • anti-Indian violence in the U.S.
  • getting a U.S. job after graduating


Worry about Their Future under Trump’s Administration


  • The Trump administration’s strident anti-immigration stance
  • Now the Trump administration is trying to slash immigrant visas, while Republican and Democrat lawmakers are introducing bills to curb the number of work visas
  • Recent violent attacks against Indians—several fatal—have raised the specter of physical danger among Indians who have fantasies of a life in the U.S.


Why are H-1B Work Visas so Popular to Indian Students?

  • H-1B visa program, which has allowed thousands of Indians to get high-paying jobs in the U.S. after graduating.
  • Indians received almost 120,000 H-1B visas in 2015.  That number is 70 percent of the total H-1B visas issued.
  • The job outlook in the U.S. is especially crucial for students who’ll be borrowing heavily.

India’s National TV News Broadcast Negative News about Studying in the U.S.

  • The murder of a young Indian in Kansas and the ensuing FBI hate crime investigation into the triple shooting dominated newspaper headlines and prime-time TV in India for days.
  • The father of an Indian who survived appealed to his countrymen not to send their children to study in America.

To read the Bloomberg’s original report, please click HERE. Wants Indian Students to Consider  “How to Answer These  Four Questions:”

  1. Do other countries besides the USA offer better college education opportunities?
  2. Do hate crimes against Indians only happen in the U.S.?
  3. Are other countries really safer than the U.S.?
  4. Which countries (outside of India)  offer the best job prospects to Indian students?