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12:00 AM, November 15, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:06 AM, November 15, 2017

Bangladesh among top 25 countries sending students to US

With the number of Bangladeshi students studying in the United States soaring to an all-time high, Bangladesh has become one of the top 25 countries that sent students to the US in 2016-17 academic year.

According to the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, the number of students from Bangladesh in the US increased by 9.7 percent, to 7,143 in 2016-17, beating the international average increase of 3.4 percent.

Bangladesh became a top-25 sending country for international students studying in the US for the school year. The number of Bangladeshi students studying in the US has increased by 53.5 percent over the past five years, the US embassy in Dhaka said yesterday. 

EducationUSA Bangladesh will lead a nationwide series of programmes for International Education Week (IEW) 2017 on November 13-17. IEW 2017 will include nearly 30 activities which will promote higher education in the US, strengthening teacher and counsellor networks in Bangladesh and exchange programmes of the State Department.

In 2016-17, for the second consecutive year, US colleges and universities hosted more than one million international students, reaching a record high of 1.08 million. This also marks the eleventh consecutive year of continued expansion of the total number of international students in the US.

In Bangladesh, EducationUSA advising services and reference materials are available at locations across the country, including at the American Center of the US Embassy in Dhaka's Baridhara, the Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and Arts located in Dhanmondi, and the American Corner in Chittagong.

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