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Number of Bangladeshi students in US increases by 5%

  • Published at 07:04 pm September 7th, 2019
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US ambassador to Bangladesh termed Bangladeshi students in American colleges and universities as "absolute superstars"

The number of Bangladeshi students in the United States in 2019 has increased by 5% compared to last year.

Terming the Bangladeshi students in American college and university campuses as "absolute superstars," US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller addressed the audience at  the inauguration of “Education USA South Asia Tour, Fall 2019” ,at a Dhaka hotel on Saturday.

He said: “Bangladesh is one of the top 25 countries in the world, from where students travel to the United States to study. Currently, there are over 7,500 Bangladeshi undergraduate and graduate students studying in the US, which is a 5% increase from last year.”

He also praised the academic and social success of the Bangladeshi students in the United States for their edification.

Representatives from 26 colleges and universities across the United States attended the fair,offering  information on graduate and undergraduate programs, visa facilities, funding opportunities, among many others, to interested candidates at the venue.

“We have over 4,700 accredited colleges and universities offering quality education and opportunities for individual students. Bangladeshi students are resolute and dedicated and they have the skills to succeed in US universities and colleges,” Miller suggested.

A seminar on F1 Student Visa process, presentation on higher studies in the United States and panel discussion by US university alumni, were also organized at the venue.

According to the "2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange," Bangladesh now ranks 24th in the world among countries sending students to the US for higher education.

Among the Bangladeshi students, 6,513 went to the US in 2015-16, some 7,143 students went in 2016-17 and 7,496 students in 2017-18.

US embassy officials said interested students can visit the American Center at the US Embassy located in Dhaka’s Baridhara area, the Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts in Dhanmondi, and the American Corner in Chittagong for information.

Education USA reference libraries and advising are also accessible at American Corners in Sylhet, Khulna and Rajshahi.