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How to study abroad Visit virtual fair to know

Planning to study in the US? Here's a chance to clear your doubts and seek guidance on how to proceed for admissions to US colleges and universities. And that too, at the click of a mouse.

Between August 27 and September 3, the US Embassy in Dhaka and EducationUSA Bangladesh will co-host the 'EducationUSA South Asia Fall Virtual Tour 2021'.

The virtual tour, in fact, entails two separate academic fairs -- free for all participants. Prospective students will get an opportunity to engage with admissions representatives from over 150 US colleges and universities.

The graduate virtual fair will be held on August 27 from 6 to 11 pm (BST) and focus on master’s and doctoral programmes. The undergraduate fair on September 3 from 6 to 11 pm (BST) will focus on associate and bachelor’s degree programmes.

The virtual fairs will include interactive discussions and one-on-one chats, where students can directly interact with US university representatives, EducationUSA advisors, and Embassy officials.

Topics will include details on degree programmes, application requirements, financial assistance, standardized testing (SAT, GRE, GMAT etc.) and the student visa application process.

Last year, Dhaka topped the list of South Asian cities with registered participants, demonstrating that the US 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 US, with a 7.1 percent increase in the 2019–2020 academic year.

Bangladesh is, in fact, 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 centres with over 550 advisers in 180 countries and territories around the world.

The network promotes US higher education to students around the world by providing free advisory services. In Bangladesh, there are four EducationUSA advisory centres in Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna.

Source: United News of Bangladesh