B-1/2 vs. F-1 Visas to the USA

The adjusted refusal rate for B (tourist/business) visas issued to Vietnamese citizens in 2018 was 26.2%, which means the issuance rate was 73.8%. I wish we had access to the same information for F-1 (student) visas broken down by state and even institution and type of institution.   Student visa issuance rates are generally quite a … Continue reading B-1/2 vs. F-1 Visas to the USA

“Hyderabad techie shot in Kansas restaurant, dies”

Very sad incident. We should avoid USA for study and employment. -Sanjoy Pandey Another international student, Sharath Koppu, who arrived in January in the US to begin his Master's degree in computer science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has fallen victim to the USA's endemic gun violence.  The above headline was the title of an … Continue reading “Hyderabad techie shot in Kansas restaurant, dies”

Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment: Thinking Beyond China and India

Thanks to Rahul Choudaha for permission to repost this insightful commentary...  With more than 260,000 students from China and India enrolled in the US, many American institutions are over-reliant on these two markets for meeting their international student recruitment goals. With the budget cuts, self-financed students are becoming increasingly important and Chinese undergraduate students are … Continue reading Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment: Thinking Beyond China and India