Despite the fall in number of Nepali students over the past few years, US continues to be the most preferred destination for Nepali students pursuing overseas study.
The Open Doors Report confirmed this in its release marking the International Education Week celebrations that began on November 18, 2019.
As per the data released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and US Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Nepal ranks 12th for both undergraduate and graduate Nepali students in the US, totalled 13,229.
Also, the number of UG students and those looking for optional practical training has increased significantly to a total of 1.09 million students in the 2018/19 academic year.
This is reportedly an all-high number!
“Promoting international student mobility remains a top priority for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and we want even more students in the future to see the United States as the best destination to earn their degrees,” US Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement.
“International exchange makes our colleges and universities more dynamic for all students and an education at a US institution can have a transformative effect for international students, just like study abroad experiences can for US students,” it added.
IEW, a joint initiative of US Department of State and the US Department of Education, is aimed at encouraging future leaders to pursue careers in the US.
Marking the Week, the US Embassy in Nepal is partnering with the United States Educational Foundation Nepal, Kathmandu University, and the American Center to host various events.
The series of planned activities include a special ‘Get Inspired’ program, Higher Education Administrator Workshop, presentation of Nepali alumni of US varsities, a student visa presentation, a webinar and an online college fair.
The Week will conclude with an education mela promoting US higher education and opportunities for Nepali students.
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