In short, Indian students are not welcome for education in best universities in US. Right?
In spite of what your notion towards US may be, the truth is that US one of the most tolerant nations on the earth and has probably the best education system in the world. It’s a country which accepts people from different walks of life and you would find people from every corner of the world. No wonder the US can be aptly described as a mini planet within the planet earth.
Now, it is not a secret that Indian students are probably one of the best in terms of talent in the world and the US education universities and the federal government have no qualms in admitting this fact. Therefore, every year many top notch universities like Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale etc have thousands of Indian students studying and completing their degrees. These universities are keenly reinventing themselves each year to attract more and more Indian Students in particular, so that they can boast of having the best of the talent as their alumni later. A win-win situation for both the students and the universities alike.
So what really stops some of the Indian students from applying to these top universities in US?
Is it the lack of money, knowledge, credentials, fear of the unknown or something else which stops them in their tracks?
You will be surprised to know that all the factors contribute to the student’s confusion. However, the most startling aspect in this regard is the price comparison.
A lot of people (read student’s relatives) often end up comparing investment in education with something like buying an insurance policy. Most of the advices that are thrown randomly at the poor Indian student are from those people, who do not even know that Harvard and Oxford are two different universities in two different countries. Can you imagine that?
And yes, Indian students are given these so called advices that why do you need to go to US for Undergrads or Master’s program when you can do the same from south eastern countries in Asia at a cheaper price. They have this thinking that a degree from an average university from these countries is comparable to an American top university degree.
Ever wondered what is the rationale behind this thinking?
Because these are those type of people who just want to show off that their wards(students) are foreign returns. If these kind of people had their way in every decision taken to study abroad, the best of the Indian students might have ended up studying in those countries who were the part of British India 70 years ago.
So our first advice is – if you want to study in top universities in USA, Treat education as an investment, not as an expense. You are going to get returns at a much faster pace as compared to other countries. If you have decided to come to study in America, stick to that even if it means delaying it by a year or two.
And second and most important advice is that listen to only those people, who have been there for education purposes and are successful. Your uncle who owns a departmental store in partnership with an American guy in the Texas countryside might not be the correct person to approach for advice on Stanford’s Masters programs which is one of the top universities in USA.
If you do not have any body to look up to for advice, consider US educational consultants those who have their offices present in both in US and India. The reason is that you are not coming here for a two-week holiday. Try not to get into the trap of an Indian office which has some Chinese made American Pictures and part time consultants who are never present in the office but are available only on the phone. They cannot deal with the huge responsibility of getting you a seat in top colleges in USA. Look out for specialists who deal exclusively in Education in MS in US, MBA in US programs. Going by that way, you would be in safer hands.
Now what is it that you should know before coming to USA?
How do you do that? Heard of Google Maps? That the perfect way to do it. You get to know all about you want including the streets, avenues, departmental stores, super markets, bus stops etc. This will be very handy information for you.
We are sure that if you follow the above suggestions then you should have very memorable and fruitful stay for your education in the US. We shall be glad to have you here. In case you are looking to be one of the best in your fields, we believe that top colleges in USA can offer unmatched education. All that you need to do is make up your mind and then proceed.
The boarding for US schools has been announced.
Dear Indian Students – Welcome Aboard.