Almost 800 Telugu Students apply for the F-1 Visa every day revealed the Hyderabad US Counsel General Katherine Hadda. She was speaking at the ‘Student Visa Day’ marking the educational exchange between India and the US.
17% of the total overseas students are from India. India has emerged as the second largest source nation for overseas students to the US. This is inclusive of a large proportion of Telugu students, as quoted by the Times of India.
The Hyderabad US Counsel General said that 10 years ago there were around 90,000 Indian students in the US. The latest figures reveal that the numbers have more than doubled with almost 1, 86,000 Indian students in the US in 2017.
1 out of every 6 overseas students in the US on F-1 visa is from India. It is a matter of pride that the Hyderabad US Consulate plays a crucial role in strengthening the ties between the two nations, added Katherine.
Sesh Adivi the Tollywood actor who had studied in the US from the age of 9 years called upon the students to explore to the maximum. He suggested them not be carried over by stereotypes.
Elaborating on the aspect of safety, Adivi said that students must not be misguided by certain misconceptions. It is wrong to generalize certain individuals or communities as dangerous. One must be forthcoming to interact with different people and understand the diverse perspectives, he added.
An entrepreneur who completed her Master’s degree in the US, Veena Reddy Endula asked the students to participate in research programs in their universities. She also emphasized the significance of internships. This will offer them an exposure to their relevant industry and take an appropriate decision, added Endula.
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