US and France inviting Indian students to study in their universities – UKMALAYALEE

US and France inviting Indian students to study in their universities

Thursday 15 September 2022 6:38 AM UTC

NEW DELHI Sept 15: US and French universities are looking to invite Indian students to learn in their universities.

A delegation of 21 higher education institutions from the United States attended a student fair in Mumbai as a part of the Education Trade Mission led by the US Department of Commerce.

The two-hour event aimed to make the decision-making process for hundreds of Indian students easier by sharing information and insights about various programmes, scholarships, state of the art facilities offered by the higher education institutions in the US.

University representatives from California, New York, Texas, etc made their presence felt at the St Regis Hotel in Mumbai.

Iowa State University, Penn State University, Washington State University, University of Findlay, etc were some of the noteworthy institutions present at the fair.

Students from colleges across Mumbai thronged the venue to interact and discuss their study abroad plans with the US institution representatives.

Catherine Colonna, the French foreign minister on Wednesday, said that France aims to welcome 20,000 Indian students by 2025. “For us to achieve this objective, we must attract, every year, 7500 to 8000 students, and therefore increase the actual numbers by 50%. It is very ambitious. But between India and France, sky is the limit.” said Colonna, the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France in an interaction with the students of Lady Shri Ram College.

She informed that they have recovered from the pandemic-induced dip in the number of Indian students going to France, and that its appeal among Indian students is “as strong as ever.”

“France will welcome in 2022 almost the same number of Indian students as in 2019, during which more than 5000 students have completed their procedure for long-stay studies in France.”, she said.

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