ELS India Strategic Recruitment Tour 2018 September 17-25

Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam

According to Open Doors data 2016/17, there is a significant growth of 12.3% from the previous year of Indian students traveling to the US for undergraduate and graduate studies. With concerns regarding the political climate in the US and India growing at the fastest rate when compared to other top countries of origin, now is the time to incorporate recruitment opportunities from India into your international recruitment strategy. 

The ELS India recruitment tour is a great opportunity to take advantage of ELS’s market expertise and expansive market reach for Indian student recruitment

Why Should You Participate?

  • The tour includes student fairs and institutional visits to carefully selected first and second tier cities in India (5 cities/10 days).

  • It is an effective way to make the right contacts to increase your international recruitment efforts and diversify your campus.

  • You can establish collaborative relationships with reputed universities and high schools to leverage long-term recruitment strategy.

  • ELS will make all the tour arrangements for you to experience worry-free travel and to focus your valuable time on your recruitment needs.

  • The tour includes small group sizes, which increases the visibility of each participating school. 

  • If you sign up early, you will receive a discounted tour price!


Tour Information

Early Bird Discount Date: June 30, 2018

Early Bird Discount Price: $11,000

Final Deadline for Registration: August 1, 2018

Regular Cost by Registration Deadline: $12,100

Tour Dates: September 17-25, 2018

Focus: School and university visits, student fairs, collaboration with high schools and universities

Cities: Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam 

Included in the tour: Domestic economy flights, accommodation at leading hotels, breakfast and lunch, ground transportation, daily market briefing in each city, plus participation in student fairs and in-country promotion

Tour Itinerary: Please view the ELS India Strategic Recruitment Tour Schedule

Registrations are first come, first served. Please sign up early to reserve your spot! 

Indian Student Demographic


  • In the 2016/17 academic year, 189,267 students from India were studying in the United States - the second largest country of origin for international students in the U.S.*

  • India accounts for one out of every six international students in the U.S.*

  • The majority of Indian students in the U.S. study at the graduate level, but there has been steady increase in the number of students studying at the undergraduate level (13.9%).*

  • Approximately three-fourths of Indian students are in the STEM fields.

  • Indian students are primarily self-funded with funding from family and educational loans. Scholarships and financial aid are welcome and considered a matter of prestige for the students and parents.

*Data and information obtained from Institute of International Education Open Doors and other reliable sources and pertains to the 2016/17 academic year.

Why Should You Partner with ELS for Indian Student Recruitment?

  • ELS has in-country presence that ensures continuous market representation and professional, ethical counseling to assist Indian students in enrolling at institutions best suited to their personal academic qualifications, career aspirations and financial capabilities.

  • ELS offers the reach to recruit prospective students through its strategic partnership with channel partners located countrywide (see partner locations map below).

  • ELS’s internationally educated counselors work closely with prospective students and their parents to provide accurate information about partner schools, and guide them through the entire application process.

  • ELS India is the recipient of the National Award “Best Career Counseling Platform” for 2016.

  • ELS has a dedicated team of industry experts to advise and offer recruitment strategy customized to your university recruitment needs and budget.

  • ELS has a variety of recruitment services for your institution to expand its international student enrollments. Find out more about ELS India membership services.

  • Gain access to other Indian recruitment opportunities with ELS. For more information, please email recruitmenttours@ELS.edu.

Map of Partner Locations in India


Why Choose India for Recruitment?

India is already bursting with financially and academically qualified students with a growing demand for overseas education. In fact, India is projected to have the largest college-age population in the world by 2024*

female graduate with diploma

12.3% Indian student enrollment in the U.S. has increased by 12.3% over prior year*
3% Indian graduate student enrollment in the U.S. has increased by 3% over prior year*
13.9% Indian undergraduate student enrollment has increased by 13.9% over prior year*
No. 1 The U.S. is the No. 1 destination of choice for Indian students to study abroad*
  *Data and information obtained from Institute of International Education Open Doors and other reliable sources and pertains to the 2016/17 academic year.