The number of Bangladeshi students in the United States has doubled in the last five years.
Quoting the Open Doors Report 2018, EducationUSA officials said 3,828 Bangladeshi students were enrolled in different higher educational institutions in the US in 2013 and 7,486 were studying in the US in 2018.
Earl R. Miller, US ambassador in Dhaka, said: “Bangladesh has become one of the top 25 countries sending students to the United States.”
At present there are about 7,500 Bangladeshi students studying in the United States at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This is a 5% increase on the previous year.
Speaking at the EducationUSA South Asia Fall Tour 2019, Miller added: “It’s great to see the level of interest from Bangladeshi students in today’s fair. We anticipate a record number of students will attend to learn about studying in the United States.”
Talking about the students themselves, Miller described them as “absolute superstars”.
EducationUSA fair designed to help Bangladeshi students access education in US
Representatives from 26 colleges and universities across the United States attended the day-long fair offering information on undergraduate and graduate programmes, visa facilities, funding opportunities and more to interested candidates.
There were panel discussions on the US F1 Student Visa process, a presentation on higher studies in the United States and a discussion by US university alumni also took place at the fair venue.
This is the first time the EducationUSA Fair had been held in Bangladesh since 2015. Dhaka was the first location of the Education USA South Asia Fall Tour 2019, which includes Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan later this month.
EducationUSA is a US Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centres in 178 countries, including seven advisers based in Bangladesh, promoting US higher education to students worldwide.
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