Jul 3, 2018 at 12:00am ET By Alyssa Walker

The US is still a hot destination for Indian students wishing to study abroad.

According to US Consul General Craig Hall, India is the second highest sender of international students to the US, with 186,000 Indian students currently enrolled at US universities. 

China takes the number one spot, with over 350,000 Chinese students enrolled in US schools.

In an article in the Times of India, Hall said, "This rise in the number of Indian students studying in the United States brings me great hope. When we study together we learn together, we work together and we prosper together." 

He said that over 4,000 students from India arrived for visa interviews at Student Visa Day at the US MIssion's five visa-issuing posts, including Kolkata. He handed visas to 10 students that day.

The official consulate statement reported: "Students are welcome to apply for visas on any day interviews are being conducted. On the Student Visa Day, the Embassy and Consulates interview students exclusively to celebrate the higher education ties that link the two countries."

Learn more about studying in India. 

Alyssa Walker is a freelance writer, educator, and nonprofit consultant. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family.

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