Hyderabad: Youngsters from Telangana looking at higher education prospects in the United States will have things easier for them soon, with a second EducationUSA Centre to open in the city early next year.
According to an official communiqué, the US Department of State, which currently offers advising services to prospective students through seven EducationUSA Advising Centres throughout India – in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai – will be opening a second EducationUSA Centre in Hyderabad early next year. The new centre will be hosted by the Y-Axis Foundation, it said.
All these centres are staffed by EducationUSA advisors who offer accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about opportunities to study in the US, helping Indian students find the best programme and the right fit from among 4,500 accredited higher-education institutions in the US, the communique stated.
Students seeking additional facts about studying in the US can also download the EducationUSA India app, available for free on iOS and Android devices. At the click of a button, the app provides the latest information about the college application process and is a quick and easy first step to planning higher education in the US.
EducationUSA (https://educationusa.state.gov/) is now a global network of advising centres in 170 countries supported by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In India, EducationUSA centres at the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) actively promote US higher education by providing information about educational institutions in the US and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access the opportunities.
Meanwhile, an Open Doors Report released by the US-based Institute of International Education on Monday said the US remained the top choice in 2019-2020 for Indian students pursuing higher education abroad.
Almost 200,000 Indian students chose the US as their destination to pursue higher education in the 2019-20 academic year. Indian students comprised nearly 20 percent of the over one million students from around the world and the US has seen a steady increase in the number of undergraduate students from India, the report said.
Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, David Kennedy, said: “Over the last 10 years, the number of Indians studying in the US has roughly doubled, and we know why: the US is the gold standard for higher education, providing practical application and experience that gives our graduates an advantage in the global economy.”
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