"Since 2001/02, India has been the leading place of origin of international students in the United States. The more than 103,000 students from India at U.S. colleges and universities in 2008/09 represented slightly more than 15% of the total international student population in the United States. The number of students from the United States going to India to study abroad also increased rapidly in recent years, although from a much lower base. More than 3,000 students from U.S. colleges and universities received credit for study abroad in India, an increase of almost 20 percent over the previous year.
Since 1950, more than 5,000 Indian students and scholars have come to the U.S. and more than 3,100 American teachers, scholars, and students have gone to India since 1950 through the Fulbright program. The U.S. and Indian Governments recently signed a historic new Fulbright agreement, effectively doubling the number of Fulbright-Nehru grants for American and Indian students and scholars."
International India: A Turning Point in Educational Exchange with the U.S. is available for purchase at: www.iiebooks.org.
Dr.Uma G. Gupta is the President of USAsiaEdu.com, a global company in college counseling.