The United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF) announced launch of its toll-free ‘EducationUSA' hotline for the first time, here on Wednesday.

Available in English and Hindi, the toll-free number 1-800-103-1231, aims to enable Indian students to talk to EducationUSA advisers and receive free information and guidance on higher education in the United States.

“This is a vital step towards increasing our outreach in India. It represents USIEF's commitment to helping Indian students find accredited US universities that suit their academic and professional needs best,” said Adam J. Grotsky, executive director, USIEF.

EducationUSA advising staff will now be available via telephone between 2 pm and 5 pm from Monday to Friday, a press release said.