ORIENTATION FOR SAUDI STUDENTS

Over 3,000 students from Jeddah, who are going abroad as part of the King Abdullah Scholarship Programme, which is in its third year,

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Over 3,000 students from Jeddah, who are going abroad as part of the King Abdullah Scholarship Programme, which is in its third year, attended a four-day orientation course offering educational tips and how to behave in their host countries. The course, which took place at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel, was attended by 3,240 young men and women. Countries where the students will be going include: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, the US, the UK, France, Hungary and Holland. Students attended workshops, which provided them with knowledge about their destined countries. Most of the lectures were similar in content, and stressed the need for students to stick to their religion and adjust to their learning environment. Dr. Abdullah Al-Mousa, general supervisor of the general administration for scholarship programmes, said some students win scholarships but decide not to go at the last minute. The orientation programme is part of scholarship procedures. Attendant timings will be sent to the Ministry of Education; those who did not attend 30 per cent of the orientation programme will be deprived of their scholarships.