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Minnesota students exchange views with Bangladeshi students in Dhaka

Published : 28 Nov 2023 08:05 PM

Education USA centre of the US Embassy in Dhaka on Tuesday hosted a meet-up between American undergraduate students and their Bangladeshi counterparts at the new EMK Center on Gulshan Avenue, a press release of the embassy said.

The 13 American economics students traveled to Dhaka from Carleton College. According to US News and World Report, Carleton is one of the top ten liberal arts colleges in the United States. 

Carleton students met with Bangladeshi students from several local institutions, including Scholastica, Aga Khan Academy, the University of Dhaka, and Jahangirnagar University to exchange ideas and foster a deeper understanding of US higher education. The session also included a presentation on how the US government supports economic growth in Bangladesh.

For the past decade, the number of Bangladeshi students pursuing higher studies in the United States have increased by more than 300%.  According to the 2023 Open Doors Report, the number of Bangladeshi students in the United States reached an all-time high (13,563) in the 2022-2023 academic year. 

EducationUSA centers across Bangladesh offer free virtual and in-person advising for Bangladeshi students and scholars about the U.S. higher education application process.  Sessions include information on different types of academic programs, funding and scholarship opportunities, and U.S. government-sponsored academic and professional exchange programs.  For more information one can visit: or e-mail [email protected].