Washington, July 15: A recent study of Institute of International Education (IIE) suggests that students from India and Middle Eastern nations are not ‘comfortable’ in enrolling for courses in the universities of the United States. IIE, in its research, learnt that after the US Supreme Court temporarily upheld Donald Trump’s executive order to disallow Muslims from six nations entering the US, the students fear a more stringent crackdown upon them.
The non-profit firm also found that maximum students showing concerns over enrollment in US universities are from the Middle East, followed by India. Around 30 per cent of the educational institutes in the US are in a fear that students from the Middle East who have taken admissions might fail to arrive due to security concerns. Also Read: Universities in the USA send out emails to Indian Students, asking them not to worry
As per IIE, securing visas and maintaining it is also a top concern amongst students and the atmosphere with the States was next to the main concern. As far as Indian students are concerned, the IIE in its detailed study sketched out that 80 per cent students were concerned with physical safety while 31 were concerned over the welcome feeling in the US. ” Indian students may not be the second largest students from a nation studying in US in the coming time,” said IIE.
Indians are now looking to fly down to some other country for studies. Despite all this, it was interesting to know that International students still showed interest in pursuing studies in the USA.
The IIE was founded in 1919 and is a non-profit organisation based in the States. It helps in advancing scholarships and promoting opportunities. The main focus of IIE is International Student Exchange and Aid, Foreign Affairs, and International Peace and Security, penned PTI in one of its reports.