Showing posts from February, 2024

Life lessons: Vivek Saini's death is a cautionary tale for foreign students in America

The recent news of the horrific death of Vivek Saini, a 25-year-old Indian student sent shockwaves across the tightly connected Indian student community in America. The incident captured on the store’s CCTV camera shows him being bludgeoned by a homeless man at a convenience store in US's Georgia where Vivek was working part-time.  This incident raises question of safety of Indian students who travel half-way across the globe in pursuit of their American dream. It also raises question about the legality of their actions in taking up work outside their universities .  The American Dream The United States has long been a magnet for international students seeking world-class education and diverse cultural experiences. While many foreign students adhere to the rules and regulations governing their stay, a concerning trend has emerged – some students are engaging in illegal employment. This practice, though providing financial relief for students facing economic pressures, raises comple

Staying safe while studying abroad

The pursuit of higher education beyond one's home country offers a myriad of opportunities for personal and academic growth. By some accounts, over 500,000 Indian Students study in Universities across America. Amidst the excitement of studying abroad, it is essential for students to prioritize their safety and well-being. "Staying safe while studying abroad" is a critical aspect of the international student experience that requires proactive measures, cultural awareness, and a commitment to personal security. Mohan Krishnamoorthy , a Tech Executive who has lived and worked in a dozen countries across three continents and has done an MBA in the US shares his opinion on the recent incidents of death of Indian student abroad  Know your surroundings and neighborhood – talk to locals for tips  Share your tips and experiences with fellow students   Do not be desperate for that extra dollar  If you really must work outside campus, take safety precautions  Mental health is a