US Embassy to host virtual edn fair in Dhaka in Oct

Diplomatic Correspondent

30 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The US Embassy in Dhaka will host the largest ever virtual US college fair in Bangladesh on October 2-3 and on October 9-10.

The EducationUSA South Asia Virtual Tour 2020 is a joint event organised by EducationUSA advising centres in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. The embassy also urged the students to register to attend the largest virtual US college fair in Bangladesh – October 2-3 for graduate studies and October 9-10 for undergraduate studies.

Despite the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, US universities remain committed to promoting internationalisation and interested in encouraging Bangladeshi students to study at their campuses to contribute important diversity and different perspectives.

The Virtual Fair 2020 will provide Bangladeshi students a unique opportunity to directly interact with representatives of over 100 accredited US universities and colleges and learn about post-Covid-19 changes to admissions processing and interviews, standardised testing, precautions to ensure student safety and health, and other important developments. 

Prospective students will also have the chance to learn more about scholarship and financial aid opportunities and participate in informational sessions on a variety of topics, including the US student visa process. 

Interested students can join the virtual fair from the comfort of their own home, from their computer, smart phones, or tablets. For a special video message from Deputy Chief of Mission JoAnne Wagner, please visit:  https://youtu.be/KlilA62n7KY.

Participating universities include:  Albion College, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Berkeley College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Emory University School of Law, George Washington University, George Mason University, Hawai’i Pacific University, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Loyola Marymount University, New York Institute of Technology, New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Temple University, The University of Texas at Arlington, The Fletcher School at Tufts University, University of California at Riverside and Irvine, University of Kansas, University of Maryland; University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Amherst, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and many others. 

In Bangladesh, EducationUSA advising services and reference materials are available at locations across the country, including the American Center at the US Embassy Dhaka in Baridhara, the Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts in Dhanmondi, the American Corner in Chittagong, and the American Corner in Khulna where trained advisers lead group information sessions and provide individual counseling services to students and parents.  Education USA reference libraries and remote advising are also accessible at the American Corners in Sylhet, and Rajshahi.  Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the EducationUSA advising centers in Bangladesh remain closed to the public.


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