Hyderabad, India: Hyderabad, a city in India, has the highest number of students from the country who travel to the US for studies. However, some of these students face significant challenges while abroad.
In 2023, one student was found starving on the streets in the US, while another became a victim of a mass shooting.
Syeda Lulu Minhaj, a former Assistant Professor at Shadan College of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad, was discovered starving on the streets of Chicago in July.
Before leaving Hyderabad, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Shadan College of Engineering and Technology and resided in the Medchal district. She moved to the US to pursue a Masters in Information Science from TRINE University, Detroit. However, she was found starving on the streets of Chicago after her belongings were stolen, leading to her slipping into depression.
Another student from Hyderabad, Mohammed Amer, arrived in the US on a student visa and landed in a hospital after suffering from a throat infection.
In October, a 24-year-old student from Hyderabad, Pratiksha Kunwar, lost her life in a road accident in Cheney, Kansas, while pursuing a Master’s in Business Analysis in the US.
Aishwarya Thatikonda, a 27-year-old engineer from Hyderabad, was tragically killed in a mass shooting at a mall in Texas.
These are just some of the struggles faced by students from Hyderabad studying in the US. While there are numerous opportunities for them, these students need to be mentally prepared to face the challenges of living thousands of miles away.
In summary, several students from Hyderabad have faced various difficulties while studying in the US, ranging from starvation and illness to tragic incidents like road accidents and mass shootings. These challenges highlight the importance of mental preparedness for students before they embark on their journeys abroad.