Indian Student Mobility: Study Abroad Trends and Policy Updates

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Webinar at 1 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on the international education community in many ways. Thus, it has become increasingly crucial for AASCU institutions to monitor the state of education in other countries.

Indian students are one of the largest international student groups on U.S. campuses, making it especially important for institutions to understand the state of education in India and these students’ experiences. 

This webinar will highlight Indian students’ experiences and perspectives on studying abroad, in an effort to assist AASCU institutions’ preparations for these students as they return to U.S. campuses. The webinar will also answer the following questions:

  • What is the status of Indian student mobility?
  • Have there been changes regarding government policy related to study abroad for Indian students?
  • What support will the Indian government/embassy provide? 

The webinar features Indian Embassy officials, who will introduce the New Education Policy 2020. The policy brings about several major reforms to education in India and will impact international higher education institutions globally.

This webinar is free to AASCU members.

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Sohail Agboatwala

Sohail Agboatwala, who has been with Troy University (Ala.) for 31 years, currently serves as the associate vice chancellor for international operations, overseeing the recruitment and admissions of international students at Troy University, providing oversight for International Student Services, the study abroad programs at Troy University, and the English as a Second Language operations at Troy University designed to prepare non-native speakers of English for the academic coursework and local culture. In addition to these, Agboatwala manages the logistical and partnership aspects of Troy University operations overseas, including sites in Malaysia and Vietnam. Prior to this appointment, Agboatwala served as the associate vice chancellor for student financial services, working in the Finance and Business Affairs Division.

Don Betz

Don Betz has enjoyed a distinguished career in higher education that spans more than 49 years, developing a reputation for collaborative leadership, team development, effective teaching and transformative learning. During that time, Betz has led three AASCU institutions as president/chancellor in Oklahoma and Wisconsin. His lifelong focus on international issues includes working for and with the United Nations and its affiliated non-government organizations. He sits on the International Association of University Presidents executive committee and serves as the USA coordinating chair. He has held multiple leadership roles in state, regional and national and international organizations, including as a member of AASCU’s American Democracy Project founding committee and chairing AASCU’s Committee on International Education.

Anindita Halder

After completing her postgraduate diploma in Marketing with Symbiosis, Anindita Halder started her career with Wipro Limited India. Following this, she moved to the Indian education sector in 2015, where she worked with Indian colleges such as the United World Institute of Design - Karnavati University. Her experience at ISDI as a senior marketing manager gave her an insight into student counseling for international education. In 2019, Halder was appointed as the international recruitment advisor at Sannam S4 Mumbai, supporting Troy University. Halder has played a vital role in creating brand awareness for Troy University in India and has led numerous recruitment initiatives in India. She is also responsible for creating a strong network for Troy amongst Indian high schools and colleges.

Delia Heneghan

Delia Heneghan is the director of education – India at Sannam S4. Heneghan brings 25 years of senior hands-on experience of higher education as an academic and specialist in international strategy and operations. This includes more than 15 years as a dean and director of international at a leading UK university with responsibility for the development and delivery of the internationalization strategy for the university, including student recruitment and partnership development. The role involved establishing international operations and opening and managing offices in key markets such as India and China. Following this, Heneghan added to her international experience spending time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as dean and founding principal of a women’s college of excellence, part of the KSA government program to expand educational opportunities for young Saudi women. Following this, Heneghan took on the role of pro vice-chancellor an American University in London in 2015.



Daniel A. Wubah

Daniel A. Wubah is the 15th president of Millersville University (Pa.). Previously, he was a senior-level administrator at Washington and Lee University (Va.), Virginia Tech, University of Florida, and James Madison University (Va.). He has been a dedicated professor, mentor, and scholar in the fields of microbiology and botany for more than three decades. In addition to his roles on campus, Wubah is very active in the community and beyond, serving on the boards of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. Wubah received a Bachelor of Science (honors) and Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, a Master of Science from the University of Akron (Ohio), and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior International Officers
  • Provosts



  • Jody DixonProgram Coordinator, Global Initiatives, AASCUdixonj@aascu.org202-478-7814