Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the EducationUSA Virtual University Fair

Hi, I’m Ken Juster, the U.S. Ambassador to India.  I am pleased to welcome you to EducationUSA’s Virtual University Fair.

EducationUSA has assembled representatives from over 150 accredited U.S. universities, all of whom are here to talk with you and your parents about the valuable opportunities that a U.S. education can offer.

U.S. universities are recognized worldwide for the quality of their programs, their faculty, and their facilities.  The diversity of the American higher-education system is unparalleled.  With over 4,500 nationally and regionally accredited universities in the United States, you can choose the type of academic institution that is right for you, from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities.

Students at U.S. universities also benefit from a wide array of academic fields.  With degree programs ranging from the humanities to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, you can find – and, in some cases, even design – an academic program that matches your interests and professional goals.

One of the most rewarding aspects of the U.S. higher education experience is the community you join on a university campus.  U.S. universities bring together students and faculty from around the world, with diverse perspectives and experiences, ensuring that learning continues well beyond the classroom.

Of course, we recognize the challenges of studying on campus at this time.  The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled all of us to find new ways to connect.  As prospective students, you may have questions about how U.S. universities are managing the educational experience for their students.  During this virtual fair, you will have the opportunity to speak to university administrators, professors, alumni, and current students about the operations of their schools and how they are preparing for future semesters.

Choosing a place of study is an important step.  You are at the beginning of a journey that can open doors to a world of possibility, and EducationUSA is here to help you along the way.  I encourage you to stay connected through one of the eight EducationUSA Advising Centers across India and through the EducationUSA India mobile app.

An investment in a U.S. education is an investment in your future.  On behalf of the U.S. Mission in India, I wish you success in your journey.  Please enjoy our Virtual University Fair.