America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility


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5.43 X 8.43 X 0.94 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

A former international student from India to the US and an Indian American immigrant, Rajika Bhandari is an international higher education expert, a widely published author, and a sought-after speaker on issues of international education, skilled immigrants, and educational and cultural diplomacy. An author of five academic books and one previous nonfiction book, Dr. Bhandari is quoted frequently in the global press, and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Chronicle of Higher Education, HuffPost, University World News, Times Higher Education, and the Diplomatic Courier, among others. She lives outside New York City.


"Through this intimate account of her own journey, Rajika Bhandari tells the story of the millions of young people who pursue the dream of an American education, the price they pay, the irreversible transformation they undergo, and the often misunderstood and underappreciated yet immense social and economic value they bring about. While she grew up in Delhi and I in Madrid, her story is, in many ways, mine too."
--Angel Cabrera, president of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and a Carnegie Corporation "Great Immigrant"

"Seeking an international education takes courage, as Cervantes reminds us. But it's not a quixotic venture. As Dr Bhandari's story illustrates, the windmills of the mind can be overcome, and the arc of educational exchange bends toward open doors and open minds."
--Allan E. Goodman, president and CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE)

"Rajika Bhandari presents a very personal and fascinating story of the trials and tribulations of a foreign student coming to the US. She explains why the world's brightest flock to American shores and boost its competitiveness--and why they are now returning home. She is right that if America doesn't correct the exodus, it will be the greater loser."
--Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow at the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program and best-selling author of The Immigrant Exodus: Why America is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent