In the United States, education has provided an opportunity for international students to grow and learn hand in hand. Here in Texas, Texas A&M University-Commerce has a very diverse student body and serves its international students in their efforts toward success in their desired course of study.
The university’s Indian Student Association has been active over a decade and has been sharing lot of love and culture with us the people of Texas.
India is a pluralistic, multilingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious society with a cultural history of over 4,500 years. It has the seventh largest economy in the world. In the United States, over 3.4 million people are Indo-Americans. Many Indo-Americans have helped with the development of the technological professions, with leadership roles in Microsoft, Google and other tech companies. This shows the bonding and co-operation between two nations in changing the future of the world and also the changing the lives of people around the world. A&M-Commerce is a university which is not only diverse, but also has its wings flying globally.
Indian Student Association is highly active and has also been educating the students about the Indian Culture. Here at A&M-Commerce, there are over 300 Indian students pursuing their undergraduate and graduate courses. Computer Science and Business has been their major area of interest. The main reasons for choosing A&M-Commerce is the quality of education which the university provides in preparation for a career in the world market.
The association is now lead by Yeshwant Reddy, while Dr. R. Daniel Creider and Diane Downing are the mentors of the association. One of the association’s many events was the recent Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. Let’s hear about the festival from one of the Indian Student Association member Amanpreet Kaur.
We also got an opportunity to interact with Indian Student Association mentor Diane Downing, who describes her experiences with the association.
The next event coming up this November 11 is the celebrations of “Diwali” or the festival of lights by the ISA. This event will be held at the Sam Rayburn Student Center.