KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Nepali students studying in US universities grew by 20 percent among international student population studying at colleges and universities in the United States. Nepali students rank 12th in the US out of 25 top countries and 13th among all.
The 2017 Open Doors Report showed a 20 percent increase in the number of Nepali students enrolled in the US higher education institution, totaling 11,607 students. Nepal is now 12th among the top 25 countries for both undergraduate and graduate students in the US and posted the highest growth among the top 25 for undergraduate students at 42.4 percent, according to the report. The US currently hosts a record high number of 1.08 million international students.
The report is released annually by the Institute of International Education and the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and examines trends related to international students studying in the United States, according to the US Embassy in Kathmandu.
Organizing a press briefing on Thursday, Andie De Arment, spokesperson for the US Embassy, Kathmandu, informed that the US Embassy has organized one of the biggest US education fairs in Kathmandu from January 31 to February 3. It is the fair of this region to share information about study in the US, she said. "We provide free information to the Nepali students willing to study in the US colleges and universities."
According to the US Embassy, 1,100 students have already registered their names to take part in the mega event on Saturday. "Anyone interested in studying in US can come to the fair and get necessary information about procedures and courses of study along with universities," said Ishrat Jahan, regional educational advising coordinator.