“International Education week” at the American Center

Chennai, Nov 15: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will conduct two events next week to observe the “International Education Week” (IEW) in recognition of the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide.

IEW, which this year takes place November 18 – 23, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, and is part of the U.S. efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders to the United States to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

On Thursday, November 21 the USIEF will organize a talk on “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Higher Education in the United States” by Sreehari Panicker, an American Fulbright-Nehru Student Scholar to India, at the American Center Library at 3:00 p.m.  Sreehari is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and music production.  (NOTE: Those interested in attending the talk need to bring an original valid government photo identity card to enter the Consulate building.)

On Saturday, November 23 from 2:00-4:30 p.m., the USIEF will organize a U.S. University Alumni Fair at the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce at Mandaveli, where alumni of 15 U.S. universities will share their U.S. study experiences with students and parents.

In New Delhi, Adam Grotsky, Executive Director of the USIEF, said, “International awareness and multicultural understanding are vital components of the U.S. higher education system.  The International Education Week is a reminder of the need to provide educational exchange opportunities to young people so they can experience new cultures and societies and explore global issues through a new lens.”

For more information about the events, please contact USIEF at telephone number 044-28574134 or email maya@usief.org.in 

IEW events open for public:



Date, time and venue Event details
Thursday, November 21, 2019
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.Venue: American Center, U.S. Consulate General, ChennaiThe session will also be live-streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/chennai.usconsulate/

Session on ‘An interdisciplinary approach to higher education in the United States’ will be presented by Sreehari Panicker, American Fulbright-Nehru Student Scholar to India.  Sreehari is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and music production.


Students and parents can attend this session in-person by registering on: http://bit.ly/Virtualinfosession.

Saturday, November 23, 2019
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Venue: Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Number 38/4, SPL Sriram Nivas, 1st Floor, Venkatakrishna Road, Mandaveli, Chennai

Alumni of 15 U.S. universities will participate in the U.S. University Alumni Fair to share their U.S. study experiences with prospective students and parents.  Visitors to the fair are encouraged to pre-register at:



About United States–India Educational Foundation (USIEF)

Established in 1950 under a bilateral agreement on educational exchange between India and the United States, USIEF promotes mutual understanding between Indians and Americans through the educational exchange of outstanding scholars, professionals, and students under the umbrella of Fulbright, Fulbright-Nehru and other prestigious grants & scholarships.  USIEF administers the EducationUSA program at its five offices – New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad – across India.

About EducationUSA

EducationUSA is a global network of 425 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries that is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).  In India, EducationUSA centers at the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) actively promote U.S. higher education by providing information about educational institutions in the U.S. and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access the opportunities.

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  In India, the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships are jointly funded by the Governments of the United States and India.