Is it the end of the great American education dream?

Foreign Education, Study in America, Study in US
Clouds of uncertainty looming over admission processes, academic schedules and financial aid at the US campuses, growing visa restrictions and job losses have hit aspirants very hard. | Image - Eunice Dhivya

Kanishka Mitra, a product manager with an MNC in Hyderabad, was thrilled to bits last year when he got an admit at Ross Business School of the University of Michigan in the United States, ranked among the global top ten B-schools.

He stands at a crossroad now, staring at an uncertain future because a leading American company which made an on-campus internship offer has since rescinded it.

“Some of my seniors have lost their jobs. If this is the situation for those who graduate from premier institutions, we can imagine the plight of international students from low-ranked universities,” says Mitra.

He is now advising his friends back home to suspend their plans to pursue higher education in the US, given the uncertainty and confusion prevailing in the campuses and job markets as a fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

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