New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine Education Mission to India




The U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service in partnership with New Hampshire College & University Council and New Hampshire Economic Development is working with U.S. Embassies and consulates in India to help northern New England educational institutions recruit Indian students through the organization of educational fairs and partnership development opportunities. Representatives from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine institutions of higher education are welcomed and encouraged to register for this unique vertical mission as a way to better understand, navigate, and market to Indian students. This mission will connect northern New England representatives with prospective Indian students, parents, and other international educational institutions.

Why Should Northern New England Schools be Interested

Colleges across the country are recognizing the importance of having a diverse and inclusive campus. Not only do international students bring a wealth of new information and ideas, but they create a richer environment for all students and faculty. Below are just a few of the ways that bringing Indian students to NH, MA, VT, and ME can greatly impact and help to improve the state:

  • India’s young population
  • India is the second leading place of origin for students coming to the United States. During the 2016-2017 academic year, 186,267 Indian students were studying at American universities.
  • Their service-driven economy
  • Indian students are going into fields such as business, computer science, and engineering, and health and life sciences
  • The Ministry in India is concluding revisions for the National Education Policy, which will open
    up more opportunities for U.S. higher education institutions in India.

Agenda ( to be confirmed)

Day 1 Mumbai:
Breakfast briefing
Education to Agent meetings
Student fair (organized with the assistance of Education USA)

Day 2 Mumbai:
Education to Agent meetings
School visit
Depart for New Dehli, or secondary city of choice

Helpful Links

Student Visa Site:

Education and Training Services Guide:

Contact Information

Justin Oslowski
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service
New Hampshire Export Assistance Center

Scott Power
Director, State Scholar Initiative
+1.603.225.4199 x300