Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
E-paper

News in brief

US Embassy interviews 600 students

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 23 July, 2022 12:00 AM
  • Print news

The US Embassy Dhaka on Friday interviewed over 600 students for nonimmigrant visas on a special workday called “Super Friday”.

This event is part of a campaign to allow the embassy to meet high demand for such visas.   

Although the global Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted international educational exchange and student mobility around the world, US Embassy Dhaka has resumed regular consular services and is making special efforts to ensure as many students as possible receive interviews before the start of the fall semester. US Embassy Dhaka has planned to have another Super Friday on July 29. 

 The United States remains a popular destination for higher education.  During the 2020-2021 academic year, it welcomed over 914,000 international students from over 200 places of origin. International students build life-long connections with American peers to maintain and grow America’s international partnerships and to collectively address current and future global challenges. 

In the last decade, the number of Bangladeshi students in the United States has nearly tripled, to over 8,500. According to the 2021 Institute of International Education Open Doors report, Bangladesh currently ranks 14th among the top-sending countries of students to America from around the world while the country ranked 17th during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

 Find more information at educationusa.state.gov or through the US Embassy website (bd.usembassy.gov).