A total of 10,597 Bangladeshi students chose to study in the United States during the 2021-2022 academic year, according to the 2022 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

“We are excited to see that more and more Bangladeshi students are choosing the United States,” said US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas.

From engaging in groundbreaking research to enriching campus life through cultural programmes, Bangladeshi students continue to leave their mark across the United States, the US envoy said yesterday.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, Bangladesh advanced from the 14th to the 13th place in the list of countries sending international students to the United States, the US Embassy announced amid International Education Week (IEW) celebrations (November 14-18).

Over the past decade, the number of Bangladeshi students in the US has seen a spike, increasing from 3,314 during the 2011-2012 academic year to 10,597 during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Shortly after independence, Bangladesh sent 480 students to the US during the 1974-1975 academic year.

The US Embassy is celebrating IEW 2022 by offering several virtual and in-person information sessions for Bangladeshi students and scholars about the US higher education application process, different types of academic programmes, and funding/scholarship opportunities.

EducationUSA advising centres in Bangladesh will hold special sessions on topics, such as the unique benefits of a US liberal arts education and conduct in-person visits to local high schools and universities to meet with prospective students.

Session speakers will include US Embassy officials, US college/university alumni, and US admissions officials who will discuss the application preparation process, scholarships and financial assistance, and sponsored academic and professional exchange programmes sponsored by the US government.

Every year, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education jointly release the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

The United States remains committed to international education, including student mobility to and from the United States, as reiterated in the joint statement of principles in support of international education by the US Departments of State and Education.

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