Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Lynee Connelly

Second Advisor

David Shallenberger


This paper outlines the strategic recruitment plan for Indian undergraduate students designed for the Michigan State University (MSU) Office of Admissions. The title “INVESTigating India” refers not only to the finances that are necessary to fund the strategic recruitment plan, but also to the investment of time and human capital that must be devoted to the strategic recruitment plan in order to succeed. Furthermore, INVESTigating India utilizes deliberate methods to investigate the various reasonings behind Indian student mobility to the United States, while looking at both internal and external environmental factors at the micro (institutional) and macro (country) levels that can affect their mobility. By combining these considerations, INVESTigating India serves as a concrete plan with a timeline, goals, and objectives that can be easily followed by the MSU Office of Admissions and provides a template for recruitment in other countries around the world. INVESTigating India echoes the institutional devotion to internationalization and serves as a benchmark with which to measure results.


Higher Education


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