May I help? First, I'm looking for study abroad programs to market in India and it would be great to work with others to help our world.
Now, when I remember going to USA for college from India, I had almost no idea that I would pursue Computer Science. I did have a computer and the Internet during high school years (around 1997) and that I was told by friends that I was the first in my extensive friend circle to have one. Having a computer perhaps gave me some thoughts of doing something professionally with it but I had no specific thought of studying CS. I had enrolled for Electrical Engineering primarily because my dad was himself an Electrical Engineer and that he had a related business (closed now and he also moved into CS) and that I was good enough in Science and Maths with some experience in dad's work and so perhaps had thought that EE would be great for me.
Within first year of college at Georgia Tech including after exploring much by meeting people of several disciplines and also visiting labs and talking to graduate students and professors, I changed to Computer Science and that over a decade, I've worked at some different companies including my own on some different things by applying CS. I still remember a top professor from EE in Robotics and another from Aerospace Engineering who both gave me (a 1st year student) their valuable time in personal appointments to share with me about their fields and the one in Robotics let me explore my interest in robotics by letting me work on a robotics arm at a lab under supervision of a graduate student and the one in Aerospace Engineering had a graduate student take me to lab and show me a helicopter and how the various disciplines come together.
Even though I keep learning online (in fact, I've a page http://slateandchalk.net/learnonline.html to help others learn online who might not be aware of these great resources), I believe that going to physical environments for learning has irreplaceable values. For my entire college years, I had a long distance relationship with my gf (who's ex now) and that even though we expressed greatly by using the technologies, the coming together was just something else. Regarding education systems, I've thought a lot and written a bit over the years. I hope to contribute increasingly to education and I wish that study abroad consulting work would also help me with increasing knowledge, experience, funds and contacts for the same.
I would be doing the study abroad consulting work through my company Jeevika Socii Pvt. Ltd. in New Delhi which currently does recruitment work through its brand Career Partner http://www.careerpartner.in/. Jeevika in Sanskrit means what one does for a living and Socii in Latin means Allies. If there's anything that interests you in doing with me then kindly share with me. Thank You and All the Best! Shakti