FE ONLINE REPORT |
July 22, 2022 6:54:35 p.m.
The US Embassy in Dhaka interviewed more than 600 students applying for student visas on Friday during a special working day dubbed “Super Friday”.
This event was part of a campaign to enable the Embassy to meet the high demand for such visas, even though the global Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted international educational exchanges and student mobility around the world.
The US Embassy in Dhaka has resumed regular consular services and is making special efforts to ensure that as many students as possible receive interviews before the start of the fall semester, according to a press release.
These special efforts include spending select Fridays dedicated to interviewing student visa applicants.
“We recognize the unique opportunity that study in the United States provides,” said US Embassy Consul General William Dowers, adding that “we prioritize student visa interviews.”
The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka plans to hold another Super Friday on July 29.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, the United States welcomed more than 914,000 international students from more than 200 home locations, the statement read, adding that “over the past decade, the number of Bangladeshi students in the United States nearly tripled to more than 8,500.”
According to the 2021 Institute of International Education Open Doors report, Bangladesh currently ranks 14th among the top countries sending students to America worldwide, moving up three spots from 17th place over the past the 2019-2020 academic year.
Anyone interested in educational opportunities in the United States can learn more about Education USA, a global network of more than 430 educational counseling centers operating in more than 175 countries and territories around the world.
More information can be found at educationusa.state.gov or the U.S. Embassy website (bd.usembassy.gov).