Although the new administration of the United States is adopting protectionist policies, few American universities are organising roadshows in India to attract its students.
The MSU (Missouri State University) plans to hold roadshows in India and other Asian nations to draw more students from this area to its campus.
Colonel Stephen Robinette, associate vice-president, International Studies, MSU, said that they were planning to attract students from India on their Springfield campus by 20 to 30 percent per year up from 50 currently through roadshows and scholarships.
He was quoted by Business Standard as saying that since theirs was a state university, tuition fee was not very expensive. Saying that their campus was in a highly accommodating town in the middle of America, Colonel Robinette said that the number of foreign students in their campus increased to 1,700 from just 500 a few years ago.
The University of Idaho recently held a roadshow in India as Dean Kohler, its vice provost, visited this South Asian country to disseminate news of its campus providing opportunities for foreign students. This university is looking to attract talented students in its law, architecture, civil engineering programs, etc. It reportedly has around 50-60 Indian students on its campus.
Kohler said that their board and staff have issued statements jointly saying that international students would be welcomed readily. According to him, they appreciate the cultural diversity at their campus and that they were doing everything to let students know that they will be they will be embraced by the campus as well as their community.
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