Saudi Arabia 'seventh' in sending most students to US
Washington, November 18, 2010
Saudi Arabia is now ranked seventh among countries sending international students to study in the United States, according to the Open Doors 2010 report.
The Open Doors report is an annual study released by the Institute of
International Education. The kingdom moved up from tenth last year, reflecting the Saudi government's substantial investment in study abroad scholarships.
The Saudi government has already offered scholarships to more than 90,000 students to study in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and others.
In addition to providing education opportunities for Saudis around the world in 2009, King Abdullah established the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kaust), a graduate-level research university that brings international students and professors to Saudi Arabia.-TradeArabia News Service