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US Embassy to host university fairs in Dhaka, Chattogram

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The US Embassy in Dhaka will host US university fairs in Dhaka and for the first time in Chattogram.

The embassy will arrange the fairs through its EducationUSA platform in partnership with EdPrograms, according to a media statement.

The first fair will be held at Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View on January 29 and the second one at InterContinental Dhaka on January 31.

The programme aims to provide prospective students, teachers, and college counsellors with a unique opportunity to learn about the US higher education application process from admissions officers from 12 accredited higher education institutions, reports UNB.

Anyone who wants to attend the events needs to register at for Chattogram fair and for Dhaka.

The fairs will include interactive discussions and one-on-one fireside chat opportunities for students to engage with US university admissions recruiters, EducationUSA advisors, and US Embassy officials.

From their booths, US institutions of higher education will give information on admissions and scholarship opportunities.

Besides, the programme will feature information sessions on the F-1 student visa process.

The fairs will also provide students with an opportunity to learn firsthand from testing services on SAT and banking representatives on financial options.

EducationUSA is the US Department of State's network of over 425 international student advising centres in 178 countries. The network promotes US higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited institutions in the US.

EducationUSA also provides services to the US higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalisation goals.

In Bangladesh, EducationUSA advising services and reference materials are available across the country at the American Center at the US Embassy in Dhaka, the Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts in Dhanmondi, and virtually in Chattogram.

EducationUSA reference libraries and remote advising services are also accessible in collaboration with the American Corners in Khulna, Sylhet, and Rajshahi.

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