The Indo-American Center (IAC) promotes and leads short-and-long-term education exchanges and programs for students who aspire to come to the US. These include but are not limited to, summer programs, bachelors and masters degrees, and experiential exchanges in the STEM fields. Our unique position and experience gives us a definitive advantage as we are thoroughly acquainted with both the American and Indian education systems. We have a committed relationship with leading educational institutions across India and the US.
Parts of the developing world were European colonies earlier. The education systems thus created have produced very hard-working individuals, trained to support the needs and practices of the colonizing power. Such systems continue to exist even today and students coming out of such systems have strong fundamentals and excellent work ethic. However, the educational systems in such countries are overwhelmed with the responsibility of socialized education at least up until the high school level. As developing nations, they lack infrastructure and access to latest technology and research. Its blanket approach has stymied innovation and creativity, requiring students to choose from relatively limited and mostly outdated options, without having the flexibility to change majors and courses. While creating well qualified job seekers, these fixed curricula and structure-oriented education systems fail to inculcate leadership capabilities. This is an essential life skill which helps to boost self-confidence in individuals to become entrepreneurs, job creators and problem solvers. However, when students from such systems are given access to the more relevance-and-learning-oriented US higher education, it has worked very effectively. The evidence is in the success stories of numerous startups initiated by international students who came to US for higher studies in the silicon valley and beyond. They were able to create bright futures for themselves and for those around them irrespective of whether they stayed in the United States or went back to their countries after their studies.
The Indo-American Center, in collaboration with expert education counsellors from US State Department, EducationUSA at USIEF, representatives and international alumni of US universities facilitates seminars to help students aspiring for US education. Admissions approach and application procedures for US universities may seem overwhelming for international students. With the help of its expert counselors and mentors, we at IAC aim to assist students in every way possible. Attend the sessions in your area for vital contacts and resources to help you pave your way to a successful higher education and career in USA. This is a free service for all students.