Study in America - The Definite Guide for International Students

If Nobel Peace Prize winner Barak Obama created magic by his words Yes we can, here comes Renuka Raja Rao saying Yes You Can – Study in America. Admission to American universities is not difficult - it is different says the author

March 10, 2014 11:24 IST | India Infoline News Service

Title: Study in America - The Definite Guide for International Students.
Author: Renuka Raja Rao
Pages: 360
Binding: Paperback
Price: Rs 595/- (This price is valid for India)
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

There are differences in the application process tests and deadlines for various countries. This book explains the differences, an understanding of which will be more than helpful in maximizing the students’ chances of admission.

Why this book when the internet has so much to give may be the first question on your mind. Here is a book written from the Indian student’s perspective encapsulating invaluable information in an easy-to-read, student-friendly style.

A little over 300 pages packed in an easy-to-read, student-friendly style it has chapters on the evolution of the American Education System, fundamentals of the admission process.

Many students and parents need enormous handholding in the crucial time between starting the application process and opening the envelopes from the selected universities, say Rohini and Nandan Nilekani in the foreword.

Getting started with the Seven As needed to go the US of A, the author advocates the importance of Plan B – an alternate plan, just in case and of course Plan C – which stands for Cash

Sensitive to the specific needs of international students, this comprehensive guide shares information, anecdotes, and real-life examples needed to make a transition from one culture to another.

Step-by-step advice and unbiased information on the application, required testing, application essays, and financial matters. It also guides students on the all-important U.S. visa process. Sensitive to the specific needs of international students, this comprehensive guide shares Information, anecdotes, and real-life examples needed to make a transition from one culture to another. A blog has also been developed where students, parents and counsellors can get the latest relevant information, share their experience, and resolve their queries. (http://studying-in-america.blogspot.com)

Some of the features of the book are:

  • Details of formal processes shored up by practical advice
  • A chapter dedicated to the visa process
  • Original application essays and statements of purpose (SOPs) included
  • Interviews with American officials
  • Special emphasis on cultural adaptability

About the Authors:

Renuka Raja Rao has worked with the United States–India Educational Foundation in Bangalore and New Delhi, and with the Canadian Education Center in New Delhi. She has chaired and presented General Sessions at the prestigious International NAFSA Conferences in Montreal and Minneapolis. An experienced educational advisor trained by the U.S. Department of State, Rao has published several articles in leading newspapers and magazines such as The Times of India, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, DNA, and The Hindu. She has guided thousands of students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, through the U.S. admissions and visa processes. Renuka Raja Rao lives in New Delhi.

About Pearson Education:

Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in educational publishing. Pearson Education India started its operations in April 1997 as an Addison Wesley liaison office. After the successive merger of Addison Wesley and Longman, followed by the acquisition of Prentice Hall by Pearson, the educational publishing business of Pearson was named Pearson Education.

Today, Pearson Education is the world’s leading educational and professional publisher. Pearson owns the brands such as Pearson Scott Foresman, Pearson Prentice Hall, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Wharton School Publishing, Pearson Longman, Pearson Addison-Wesley, Pearson Allyn & Bacon, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, among several others. Pearson India is now engaged in publishing Indian authors both for national and international readership.

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