We have created a FREE international student guidebook for students from India: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from India.
This unique guidebook explains how Indian students can navigate through each step of their college process: from finding the right institution, to applying to universities, to the student visa process itself. This step-by-step guide also gives powerful advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to everyday conversation with Americans.
The guidebook even provides document checklists and packing checklists for every step of the way, so a student always carries the right paperwork. It also breaks down key differences between the cultures of the U.S. and India, to minimize any difficulties with adjusting to life in the U.S.
A recent rise in Indian students studying in the U.S. continues to grow. This guidebook will make the process more streamlined and more straightforward than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from India every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality, too.
India: A Major Player in the Global Economy
As of 2019, India has an estimated population of 1.3 billion people. India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with GDP growing roughly 7% a year since the late 1990s. India also has a rich and vibrant culture.
International Students From India
India is one of the top Asian nations for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from India enrolled in U.S. higher education outpaces any other country in Southern Asia. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 200,000 students from India enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2019.
Recent History of Indian Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.
Out of its population of 1.3 billion, it is estimated that approximately 200,000 students are studying abroad in the U.S. This implies that about 0.00015% of the population of India is studying abroad in the U.S.
The number of enrolled students from India has remained relatively significant despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in India as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. India universities are even drawing their own international students from all over Southern Asia.
However, one problem negatively impacting growth of international in students from India receiving a U.S. education is that the cost of a U.S. education is has increased substantially over the past 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
For international students, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Both public and private institutions on average charge between 3-4 times tuition for international students compared to U.S. permanent resident (Green Cardholders) and citizens.
Permanent Residency can Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from India
With the permanent residency (Green Card) status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from India can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides students from India with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Indian students should not give up hope. No matter what visa they choose, if their dream is to receive a world-class education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help.