Some 8,598 Bangladeshi students chose to study in the United States during the 2020/2021 academic year, according to the 2021 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.
In celebrating International Education Week (IEW) on November 15-19, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Institute of International Education released the 2021 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange.
Bangladesh advanced three places from 17th to 14th in the list of countries sending students to the United States, said the US Embassy in Dhaka on Tuesday.
During an unprecedented pandemic with a global decrease in international students, Bangladesh only had a 2.7% decrease from 2020.
Promoting educational exchanges between Bangladesh and the United States is a strategic priority because international education exchanges benefit both nations, peoples, and professional networks.
Speaking last night at a virtual seminar on U.S. women’s higher education institutions to open IEW 2021 in Bangladesh, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Helen LaFave said, “While COVID-19 has caused global challenges, it is heartening and exciting to see Bangladeshi students from across the country pursuing higher education in the United States.”
LaFave said she hoped the event would help Bangladeshi students find their path to study in the United States.
She urged the audience to engage EducationUSA advisers located in the four American Spaces in Dhaka, Chittagong, and Khulna for information on higher education opportunities.
The U.S. Embassy, through EducationUSA Bangladesh, is celebrating IEW 2021 by offering several virtual programs for Bangladeshi students and scholars.
EducationUSA advising centers in Bangladesh will host webinars on topics including sessions on women’s colleges, liberal arts education, a conversation with Bangladeshi student associations at U.S. universities, and other topics related to both undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States.
Speakers include U.S. Embassy officials, U.S. university alumni and admission officials, who will cover application preparation, scholarships and financial aid, and share perspectives with prospective Bangladeshi students.