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Students stay cautious on US travel plans this year, following Trump's win

Earlier, most pursuing academics in the US also hoped to land jobs there; now they aren't sure they want to go there only to study

B Dasarath Reddy  |  Hyderabad 

A student seeking the US Visa is now able to get an interview slot in a week's time at the US Consulate in Hyderabad as compared to a 3-4 month wait just a year ago. This big change has been primarily attributed to the increase in the number of interview counters by the consulate, which was deemed necessary in order to cope up with the growing pressure of visa applications, a good chunk of which consists of students. The current inflow of applications makes the consulate's visa processing facility slightly bigger than what it actually requires, though Hyderabad issues more ...

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