EducationUSA @The American Center

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Adviser Name(s):George Mesthos
Phone: 880-255-662831
Mailing Address: The American Center, EducationUSA, US Embassy, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212
Walk-Up Address: The American Center, Plot No. 1, Progati Sharani, J Block, Baridhara Residential Area, Dhaka- 1212
Center Hours:Monday - Thursday:  10:00 - 16:30
 Friday - Saturday:  Closed
 Sunday:  10:00 - 16:30

Center Website: http://dhaka.usembassy.gov/advising.html

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Center Description: EducationUSA provides accurate, comprehensive and current information on all accredited U.S. higher education institutions to prospective students in order to assist students applying to U.S. universities. The center in Dhaka offers a variety of services for prospective students who wish to pursue higher education in the U.S.

EducationUSA at The American Center, Dhaka has a StepWise program to help students understand the application process. Regular seminars for each Step are held weekly. Individual counseling with the advisor is also available for students. Students can register to receive a weekly email with Center updates on events and information. Fill out the “SIGN ME UP” form by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y5JDJ5N!

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U.S. university representative presenting speech at EdUSA Center, Dhaka

Advising Center Services

Cost Service
Fee One-on-one advising
Fee Advising by appointment
Fee Drop-in advising
Free Regularly scheduled introductory presentations / sessions
Fee Computer / internet access/use
Free Library hours

Higher Education Fairs

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2 Organizer: EducationUSA South Asia Spring Tour
Dates: 2015-03-04
Anticipated Audience: 800
For More Information: Please contact REAC
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3 Organizer:
Dates: 2015-03-04
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Program Highlights

StepWise @ EducationUSA Dhaka

EducationUSA Dhaka has initiated StepWise, a series of seminars to guide students step by step to better understand the U.S. admissions process. Step 1 informs students of the timeline, application process and required documents. Step 2 guides students on how to search for universities and programs based on a set of criteria. Step 3 is the research phase, students meet with the EducationUSA advisor individually to finalize selections. In Step 4, students prepare for the required tests. In the final Step 5, students prepare the application packages and send off to chosen list of institutions.

We invite representatives from Institute of Higher Education to visit the EducationUSA center to meet with students, especially those that are on Step 3 - Research phase. Meeting a representative in-person provides valuable information that guides students through the decision-making process.

Counselor and Advisor Workshops

EducationUSA Dhaka meets with approximately 50 local school/university guidance counselors, administrators, teachers and interested professors once a year to discuss U.S. higher education.It also provides assistance in creating school profiles and can keep institution advisors up-to-date on the U.S. admissions process. EducationUSA Dhaka can assist in connecting schools and universities through advisors.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are currently scheduled.

Special Programs

Name of program: NeXXt
Deadline: -Meet with EducationUSA Advisor by September
Contact: Contact the EducationUSA office in Dhaka. Phone: (2) 885-5500, ext. 2836 Email: EducationUSA-Bangla@state.gov
Brief description of the award, application process:
The NeXXt Scholars Initiative seeks to engage and advance more young women from around the world in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by preparing them to be the next generation of leaders in science, engineering, and innovation. This partnership with 37 U.S. women's colleges expands opportunities for young women from Muslim-majority countries to obtain a world-class undergraduate STEM education in the United States in an empowering and comfortable environment alongside American women students. The NeXXt Scholars Initiative provides partnership, mentorship, and networking support for these International NeXXt Scholars and their college-nominated American STEM-Sisters, laying a solid STEM foundation and providing pathways to future research collaborations and economic empowerment.

Name of program: Opportunity
Deadline: Rolling. -Meet Advisor by May
Contact: Contact the EducationUSA office in Dhaka. Phone: (2) 885-5500, ext. 2836 Email: EducationUSA-Bangla@state.gov
Brief description of the award, application process:
Opportunity funds, available through EducationUSA advising centers in many countries, support exceptionally well-qualified students of limited financial means with the up-front costs of applying to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Opportunity funds may be used to pay the costs of test preparation and fees, visa and application fees, transportation costs, books, and settling-in allowances.

Scheduled Pre-Departure Orientations

No pre-departure orientations are currently scheduled.

Country-based Financial Aid Opportunities

No Financial Aid Opportunities at this time.