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Where Indian Students Study: Top 10 Countries
United States
92,597

United Kingdom
22,155

Australia
16,150

Canada
9,583

United Arab Emirates
9,273

New Zealand
6,845

Germany
5,645

Ukraine
3,587

France
1,828

Saudi Arabia
1,817

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Source: UNESCO. See more at www.uls.unesco.org/Education/Pages/International-student-flow-viz.aspx

mostly undergraduates. Students are not
charged for GEN Next's services; instead,
partner universities pay about $20,000 a
year to be part of GEN Next's consortium of
schools. GEN Next works on an ad-hoc basis
with about a dozen other U.S. universities.
"I came here as an international student
24 years ago at age 18 to the University of
Kansas," says Barolla. "Back then, nobody
was actively recruiting students from India.
I just happened to find a brochure, applied,
and came. I didn't even know where Kansas
was. But now I see the opportunities and
challenges in India."
Barolla estimates that perhaps 4,000 Indian undergraduate students come to study
in the United States each year. "That's nothing," he said.
His organization, he said, has identified the
challenges to luring undergraduates to overseas schools, and is seeking to tackle them.
For instance, very few guidance counselors at Indian high schools promote

undergraduate studies overseas. Moreover,
U.S. schools tend to hold periodic education fairs in India that amount to handing
out brochures and business cards, with little
follow up. And many U.S. schools, he said,
don't understand that in Indian culture, it's
unlikely that a student or parent will reach
out to a university officer with questions,
because "in their mind, this person would
be inaccessible."
"There isn't enough engagement on the
ground," he said. Students and their parents
may "have a thousand questions that no one
is there to answer. Who's talking to them
and counseling them about going through
the process?"
Sara Kurtz Allaei is executive director for
international affairs and assistant vice president for international services at Indiana
University-Purdue University's Indianapolis
Office of International Affairs. Her school
belongs to Barolla's consortium, and has
found the cost well worth it.

"It is very difficult to gain access to Indian
high schools," she said. "We have supported
faculty in visiting high schools in the past, but
without a strategy for consistent follow-up,
this approach has not been successful. Recruitment services providers organize smaller
group tours and are able to gain this access."
Sundharam says he's had the most success recruiting undergraduate students from
Indian high schools that prepare kids for
universities abroad-typically International
Baccalaureate and International General
Certificate of Secondary Education schools.
Jon Weller, director of international admissions at the University of Cincinnati,
focuses almost all his Indian recruitment
efforts on undergraduate students. That,
he said, is because he doesn't need to market most graduate programs; students find
those on their own. Undergraduate enrollment is on the rise-the school typically
accepts about 35 to 40 undergrads each fall,
which he says is a lot for a school like his.
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