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US ambassador inaugurates largest university fair

Published : 01 Feb 2023 12:57 AM | Updated : 01 Feb 2023 04:10 PM

Ambassador Peter Haas on Tuesday inaugurated the largest U.S. university fair in Bangladesh with prospective students and U.S. institutions.  

The U.S. Embassy, through its Embassy platform, hosted the fair in partnership with EdPrograms.  More than 3,500 visitors from across the country participated in the event held at InterContinental Dhaka.

Ambassador Haas lauded the success of Bangladeshi students on U.S. campuses, “We’re thrilled by the increasing number of Bangladeshis who have chosen to study in the United States to improve their prospects and find their passion.  These students make valuable contributions to Bangladesh and the United States.”  

The Ambassador highlighted the increasing number of Bangladeshi students studying in the United States, with Bangladesh currently ranking 13th among the top sending countries of origin for students studying in the United States.

The Embassy also held its first-ever U.S. university fair in Chattogram on January 29, at the Radisson Blue Bay View Hotel. More than a thousand prospective students received information about studying in the United States and met the U.S. institutions.

The fair provided prospective undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, parents, and school counselors with the opportunity to meet with a delegation of 12 U.S. university admissions officials.  Representatives from the following U.S. universities participated in the fair:

1. Colorado State University

2. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

3.     Iowa State University

4.     Quinnipiac University

5.     Stony Brook University

6.     Trine University

7.     University of Arizona

8.     University of Delaware

9.     University of New Haven

10. University of South Dakota

11. The University of Texas at Arlington

12. Western Kentucky University

In addition to meeting with U.S. university representatives, visitors participated in information sessions on the U.S. higher education application process led by U.S. Embassy officials and EducationUSA advisors.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the United States remained the top destination for international students.  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.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State sponsored global network of over 425 international student advising centers in 178 countries.  The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering information about opportunities to study at accredited institutions in the United States.  

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