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employment negates the need to deal with
cumbersome regulations for placing U.S.
employees in the country. And these incountry staffers are available-at the drop
of a hat-to visit high schools, meet parents,
hold workshops and answer questions.
Roger Brindley, vice provost and associate vice president at the University of South
Florida, turned to an employment intermediary in New Delhi that has a firm grasp of
India's education system. Through that outfit, he hired two local representatives-one
in New Delhi and another in Dubai.
"We now have a 24-7 presence," he said.
"They hold recruitment fairs. Students and
parents can pick up the phone and talk to
an Indian person on their same time zone
and get excellent advice. They're able to
help these students in ways we could not.
For instance, there's the visa interview. Once
you've been offered a position at our school
and you accept, you get a letter that requires

a visa interview, and it's rarely more than
two to three minutes. Our students get one
chance, and they'd better be prepared. Our
reps are able to do a mock interview and
help students be articulate."
What does this in-country presence
cost? Brindley won't say. But he says "it costs
us a fraction of the tuition dollars that we
receive as a direct result of our increased Indian enrollment." That enrollment, he said,
has increased more than threefold-from
216 Indian students in 2010 to 686 in the
fall of 2015.
The ELS International Educational Pathways Counseling and Admission Service,
headquartered in Chennai with branch
offices in Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Hyderabad, provides international counseling
and admission services to Indian students
seeking opportunities overseas. ELS-trained
counselors use an online portal, local seminars, and in-person advising to educate

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Toward a Better World
Tech Abroad
The University of Virginia Seeks to Emulate Its Founder
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
Forum
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