Bangladesh has taken three steps forward in one year in sending students to the United States. In the 2020-21 academic year, more than eight and a half thousand Bangladeshis went to study in the United States. As a result, Bangladesh has risen to the 14th position in sending students to the country. A recent report by the US State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and the International Education Institute revealed this.
According to the report titled ‘2021 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange’, a total of 6,598 Bangladeshi students went to the United States for higher education in the 2020-21 academic year.
Although the number of foreign students in the United States has dropped at an unprecedented rate due to the coronavirus epidemic, the number of Bangladeshi students has dropped by only 2.6 percent since 2020.
According to a press release issued by the US Embassy in Dhaka on Tuesday (November 18), priority has been given to educational exchanges between Bangladesh and the United States. Because, in exchange for international education, the people and professional networks of both countries will benefit.
Helen Lafev, Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Dhaka, said at a virtual seminar on Monday that it is exciting and exciting to see students from all over Bangladesh go to the United States to pursue higher education at a time when the world is being challenged by the coronavirus.
The United States is celebrating International Education Week from November 15 to November 19. He hoped that Bangladeshi students would benefit from this event.