On March 19, 2018, the Office of External Affairs (OEA) of North South University (NSU) organized a seminar titled, “Requirements of Higher Studies in the USA” in the Syndicate Hall at North South University. The program was facilitated by EducationUSA of the American Center. This event was a follow-up to the tremendously successful visit by the U.S. Embassy for the Pop-up American Center on 30th January 2018 where students got to know how they can apply for graduate programs in the United States. EducationUSA, at the American Center in Dhaka, offers a variety of services for prospective students who wish to pursue higher education in the USA. As the center noticed that a good number of students from NSU are interested in furthering their education in the USA, the representative from EducationUSA, Mr. A. Q. M. Mushfiq Hassan attended the seminar to answer all the queries of the students. Mr. Hassan is an EducationUSA Student Adviser and Outreach Coordinator for the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The program was attended by many students and faculty members of NSU.
The purpose of this seminar was to offer comprehensive accurate information regarding higher education opportunities in the universities of the USA in terms of application technique, admission criteria, students’ visa relevant aspects and many other prospects. All this information was presented with a pleasing PowerPoint presentation and through Mr. Hassan’s articulate explanations. After the presentation, the guest speaker opened the floor for the Q/A session where the participants not only got answers to their questions but also received goody bags for their participation. At the end of the program, in lieu of Dr. Katherine Li, Director of the OEA, Dr. Frank Henry Wade gave the vote of thanks to Mr. Hassan for coming to NSU and providing knowledge and dispelling the myths of applying to universities in the USA.