Obviously no one can say whether I will or will not get the visa but would appreciate some inputs. I know it is generally difficult for non-employed people to get a Schengen visa. What do you think about my case?
I'm an Indian citizen, studying in university in the US, and want to go for a solo, short trip to France/Italy. My dad, who works in a big MNC in India, will help finance the trip. I have previously travelled to Schengen zone on family and school trips, no visa overstay or visa denial for any country previously. I have a valid US study visa.
Obviously being a student I don't have a job nor do I own property. I love travelling and want to make use of time during holidays in college. What can I do to strengthen my case? I plan to apply at the French consulate in Miami.
I started university this August and will graduate in May 2019. So I am travelling at the end of my first year here (summer 2016), would go home to India after a 10-ish day trip and then return to college at the beginning of the next academic year (Aug 2016).