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Students: including Help for Indian students in the US

Students: including Help for Indian students in the US













Embassy of India Statement on the US immigration authorities announcing modifications to requirements for student visas in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

July 9: https://www.ishubus.com/covid19/advisories


Help for Indian Students stranded in US 

May 26:

Schedule of additional flights to India has been announced under #VandeBharatMission. Please note that this is a dynamic list and may undergo changes based on operations, technical, and other considerations. We advise that you check with @airindia.in to confirm all information. Read more and find FAQs at ishubus.com/covid19/advisories/flights.

​May 22: 

Congratulatory Message to Indian Students in US, Class of 2020, by Indian Ambassador to US, Dr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu:


May 20, 2020

Here is the latest Student advisory issued on May 20, 2020


In addition to the following informaiton, the Embassy of India Student Hub has established a dedicated page for updates on travel to India, including non-scheduled commercial flights, to India during the COVID-19 emergency: VISIT IT HERE


Mission Vande Bharat to begin sending back students to India. 

For Facebook updates: https://www.facebook.com/indiastudenthub/

Here are answers (in the pictures below) to some frequently asked questions concerning ‘Mission Vande Bharat.’ Please write to the Peer Support Line at covid19@ishubus.com if this does not answer your questions. Thank you!

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Read Embassy of India Student Hub Advisory [Updated 8 April 2020]


Read Embassy of India Student Hub Advisory [Updated 27 March 2020]​ https://indianembassyusa.gov.in/News?id=24945

India: Student Advisory, Embassy of India (3/13/2020):

March 26, 2020: Indian-American hoteliers offer free accommodation to stranded Indian students. More than 6,000 rooms in nearly 700 hotels were offered to them by Wednesday following a call from the Indian Embassy. The Indian Embassy have been running a round-the-clock helpline since last week for the students in the US, who number over 2,50,000.



March 24: Indian-American Hoteliers join hands to help Indian students stranded in US
AAHOA's Indian-American hoteliers have pledged 2,000+ rooms for stranded Indian students.

American Telugu Association (ATA) and Indian Friends of Atlanta (IFA) offer help (see flyers below)

Please fill your info in the following google form, if you are interested in hosting a student.
Dear Community members:
We are sure all of you in the USA are following the COVID-19 virus news very closely. President Trump has declared a national emergency that brings challenges to Indian students studying at various universities due to college closures, suspension of campus activities, and closing of dormitories. Our extended family members, international students from India, are facing harsh conditions as campuses are shutting down. It is the time for communities that need to come together to help these students in providing temporary accommodation. ATA has always been at the forefront in showing support and solidarity to the community members in emergencies. ATA is working closely with the Indian embassy in Washington DC to identify these students who need accommodation. ATA counts on you to accommodate the students from India during this critical time. Without the support of the community, it is impossible to host the number of students. We are hoping that these circumstances will get resolved pretty soon. If you are willing to host, please take a moment to fill the following google form, so it helps us to identify whom you are willing to host like boys or girls, and for how long, etc. We are confident that many of you will come forward and host. We thank you from the bottom of our heart for your generosity and goodwill gesture. ATA truly appreciates it!
Please fill your info in the following google form, if you are interested in hosting a student.
American Telugu Association (ATA)


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