Bangladesh students in US increase by 4.9pc

BSS . Dhaka | Update:

US ambassador in Dhaka Earl Robert Miller and the Embassy’s Education-USA team have hosted ‘Pre-Departure Orientation’ for this year’s Bangladeshi students at the American Centre. Photo: BSSThe number of students from Bangladesh in the United States has increased by 4.9 per cent, to 7,496 during the last school year, beating the international average increase of 1.5 per cent, according to the ‘2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange’.

As per the report, the number of Bangladeshi students studying in the US has doubled since 2013, a press of US embassy in Dhaka said in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Bangladesh is a top-25 sending country for international students studying in the US while it ranks ninth in the world for sending graduate level students to the United States, it added.

The embassy shared the findings as US ambassador in Dhaka Earl Robert Miller and the Embassy’s Education-USA team have hosted ‘Pre-Departure Orientation’ for this year’s Bangladeshi students at the American Centre.

For the past three years, the US colleges and universities hosted more than one million international students, reaching a record high of 1.1 million this school year, said the release.

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