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Bangladeshi students studying in US reach all-time high

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More than 10,500 Bangladeshi students attended higher education institutions in the United States during the 2021-2022 academic year, moving Bangladesh up to 13th from 14th place during the previous academic year. 

In celebration of International Education Week (IEW), November 14-18, 2022, a joint US Department of State and US Department of Education initiative, the US Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce more than 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, as per the statement.

Over the past decade, the number of Bangladeshi students in the United States has more than tripled, 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 United States during the 1974-1975 academic year.  

“The United States welcomes Bangladeshi students.  From engaging in groundbreaking research to enriching campus life through cultural programs, Bangladeshi students continue to leave their mark across the United States. We are excited to see that more and more Bangladeshi students are choosing the United States,” said US Ambassador Peter Haas in a statement on Tuesday.

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.  

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