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MEDIA NOTE Over 150 U.S. Universities Eager to Engage with Bangladeshi Prospective Students
in the Annual EducationUSA U.S. University Fair
August 26, 2021


This year, EducationUSA Bangladesh and U.S. Embassy Dhaka will cohost the South Asia Fall Virtual Tour where Bangladeshi students, teachers, and college counselors can engage with U.S. college and university admissions recruiters.  The free fair will be held on August 27 (for graduate schools) and September 3 (for undergraduate schools) from 6:00 to 11:00pm (BST).

DHAKA, August 26, 2021 – U.S. Embassy Dhaka and EducationUSA Bangladesh will cohost the EducationUSA South Asia Fall Virtual Tour 2021 aimed at providing prospective students, teachers, and college counselors the opportunity to engage with admissions representatives from over 150 accredited U.S. colleges and universities.  This regional fair is also aimed at students from India, Pakistan, and Nepal.

The virtual tour entails two separate university fairs free for all participants.  The graduate virtual fair will be held on August 27 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm (BST)—focusing on master’s and doctoral degree programs.  The undergraduate virtual fair will be held on September 3 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm (BST)—focusing on associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs. 

The virtual fair will include interactive discussions and one-on-one chat opportunities where students can directly ask U.S. university admissions recruiters, EducationUSA advisors, Standardized Testing organizations, and U.S. Embassy consular officials their questions through booths.  Topics will include details on degree programs, application requirements, financial assistance, standardized testing (e.g., SAT, GRE, GMAT, and etc.), and the student visa application process.  Bangladeshi students and teachers are encouraged to visit the EducationUSA Bangladesh booth during both fairs to ask questions and seek guidance on how best to approach admissions representatives.  

Last year, Dhaka topped the list of South Asian cities with registered participants, demonstrating that the U.S. remains a top destination for Bangladeshis who want to study abroad.  According to the Institute of International Education’s 2020 Open Doors Report, there is a steady flow of Bangladeshi students studying in the United States, with a 7.1 percent increase during the 2019–2020 academic year.  Bangladesh is now among the fastest growing countries of origin for international students in the United States – ranking 17th in the world and 8th for graduate students. 

EducationUSA is the U.S. Government’s official network of advising centers with over 550 advisers in 180 countries and territories around the world.  The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by providing free advising services which entails offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at over 4,000 accredited American colleges and universities.  In Bangladesh, there are four EducationUSA advising centers serving students in Dhaka, Chittagong, and Khulna.

Please follow the EducationUSA Bangladesh’s Facebook page for more information about the fair at www.Facebook.com/EdUSABangladesh or by emailing EducationUSA-Bangla@state.gov.

To register for the graduate virtual fair on August 27, please visit here:  https://educationusa.events/graduatefair

To register for the undergraduate virtual fair on September 3, please visit here:  https://educationusa.events/undergraduatefair