GUWAHATI, Nov 7 � To attract more international students, India needs to focus on improving the infrastructure in the educational institutions including amenities for the students. This was the observation of JJ Joria, director of the American Centre-Kolkata while interacting with the media on the sideline of a programme Education USA Alumni Roadshow in Guwahati on Tuesday.
JJ Joria said that the US was encouraging its students to study in other countries including India as it provides them with an exposure to the unique cultural treasure trove of different countries and enhances their knowledge as well.
JJ Joria was interacting with students in the capital city to enlighten them about the wide range of study opportunities in the US. She said that students have an advantage in the US because the education system encourages them to be creative individuals.
It needs to be mentioned here that with the aim�at encouraging young students to pursue higher education in the United States, the Education USA Alumni Roadshow is travelling to four cities � Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi from November 4 to December 9.�
The programme kick-started with the Guwahati leg where the Director of the American Center-Kolkata Joanne (JJ) Joria and exchange alumni Aashna Doshi and Akash Prasad from West Bengal,�Dzuvinguno Dorothy Chasie from Nagaland,�Mahvish Rahman from Jharkhand, Tanzoom Afroz Ahmed from Assam, Zenith Lairikyengbam and Shanchui Marchang from Manipur, interacted with over 200 school and college students at a day-long programme in North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi) House.�
The alumni spoke with the students about their experience studying at US educational institutions � life on the campus, the extracurricular activities they had opportunity to engage in, holidays and festivals they celebrated, dorm life, grading system, making friends, staying connected with family back home, food, community service and other anecdotes that are part of the study abroad experience.