Applying for US visa is a big pain for students. With a long and complicated “to do” list, the preparation for a visa interview is a big market now. Visa counselors and ‘study abroad’ agencies charge as much as Rs.500 for a simple task like filling up of a form.
Targeting the same market NextLeap has launched VISA Planner, an online tool to help Indian students aspiring for overseas education prepare for their Student VISA interviews. VISA Planner lets you take mock interviews and provides an interactive checklist to make the whole process a more manageable. The tool is completely free.
Nextleap is a Pune based startup focussed in building tools around the process of getting into higher studies in US universities. They had earlier launched Application Planner, University Predictor, Scholarship Finder and University Suggestor, all targeting a niche audience. NextLeap has actually organized the tons of SEO targeted content and information into a structured product with interactivity.
The Mock Interview is a set of standard questions with a standard safe answer. The tool also lets you post the question on Facebook for advices from friends. Although the functionality and offering is simple but the product packaging is quite commendable.
What do you think of NextLeap. Will they take a leap?
[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He is the founder of FindYogi]