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Fall 2017 - F1 Student Visa Experience: (Mumbai Consulate | Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Robotics - Approved)

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Profile Details:

University: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Course: MS in Robotics

First Attempt
Mumbai Consulate
Date:
July 2017
Status: Approved
Counter No: 37

Visa Interview Experience:

ME: Good Morning sir.
VO: Good Morning. I will need your passport and I-20.
ME:
Yes, sure.

VO: Why Worcester Polytechnic Institute?
ME:
Mentioned about the project oriented curriculum and how it will provide me with hands on experience. Also mentioned the names and research of professors under whom I would like to learn.

VO: So your major is Robotics?
ME:
Yes Sir.

VO: Have you applied to the US universities before?
ME:
Yes sir, In fall 2016.

VO: Have you been to the states before for any interview or other work?
ME:
No sir.

VO: Okay, how many universities did you apply to this year and which are they?
ME:
7. SUNY Buffalo, University of Utah, Colorado School of Mines, Oregon State University, UIC and SUNY Stonybrook apart from WPI.

VO: How many admits?
ME:
6.

VO: How do you plan to pay for the program?
ME:
My parents have xx lacs of savings and will be sponsoring me. Also, I have a loan sanctioned for xx lacs.

VO: What is the name of the bank from which you got the loan?
ME:
Pune District Central Co-operative Bank.

VO: What do your parents do?
ME:
Told.

VO: Okay, what will you do after masters?
ME:
The masters degree will provide me with an opportunity to work as a Robotics Engineer here in India at Tata Robotics and Automation or other Robotics firms.

VO: Won't you try getting something in the US? What about OPT?
ME:
I haven't thought about it as of now. If anything good comes up my way, I'll take it. (He laughed slightly)

VO: When are you planning to travel to the US?
ME:
August third week.

VO: Your Visa has been approved. All the best.
ME:
Thanks a lot sir.

The interview lasted for not more than a minute. No documents were asked other than I20 and passport.
I followed the advice of smiling, being confident.


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