Bangladeshi students studying in US
Live Correspondent: The number of students from Bangladesh studying in the US has increased to 8,249 during the academic year 2018-19, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Around 8,249 students studying in the US in the academic year 2018-19.
The Embassy said: “International education exchanges benefit both our nations and peoples, boosting intellectual and cross-cultural capital as well as business and professional networks, and helping prepare students to enter the global job markets, and solve the world’s toughest challenges.”
This is an all-time high for Bangladesh, reflecting a 10% increase over the 2018 report, and more than tripling since 2009, said the US Embassy in Dhaka on Monday.
The US Embassy had celebrated the International Education Week (IEW), a joint US Department of State and US Department of Education initiative from November 18 to November 22. The Embassy said Bangladesh is among the fastest-growing countries of origin for international students in the United States.
Bangladesh’s increase is the highest in the South Asian region. Out of a total of 8,249 Bangladeshi students studying in the United States, 5,278 studies at the graduate level; a 13.5% increase over 2017-18 academic year.
This also marks the 13th consecutive year of the continued expansion of the total number of international students in the US higher education system. Promoting educational exchanges between Bangladesh and the United States is a strategic priority for US Embassy in Dhaka.