Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Teaching Saudi Arabian Students


“Saudi tightens rules for scholarships to study abroad”
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) state has regulated on new provision or eligibility on its multi-billions dollar scholarship award program (SAP) for KSA younger generation college age individuals whose wish or want to study aboard for university degrees. A council chaired by “Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman” that is commanding in the KSA spending allowed or authorized the new orders and aiming remarkable efficiency in countless areas to thin an enormous KSA budget deficit because of low oil prices (Paul, 2016).

More than 207k learners and their loved ones participated with this opportunity furnished by the King Abdullah Scholarship SAP to go on aboard for study in 2014, at an amount of $6 billion in US dollars (Paul, 2016). Furthermore, this SAP covering learners or students expenses like full tuition cost, the SAP always offers learners to pays learners to accompany their husband or guardian abroad with them and a monthly allowance is also provided. Female SAP recipient is required to go aboard with their husband or a male guardian, this individual also receives monthly benefits (Paul, 2016).
In Vietnam or many other underdeveloped countries, where their governments can’t afford to have or provide this kind of free study aboard scholarship program to their citizens or women whose want to study aboard for university degrees. It’s great to see that many SA women from KSA take advantages of this program to receive a better education as well as the opportunity to study aboard. The KAS government provided the SA women these study opportunities in return once they graduated and entering the workforce, they will be more marketable, productive, be less independent on government support, and help foster positive change for better community or country.

“Adjusting to Learning in the US: Saudi Students Speak Out”
Groundbreaking numbers of learners from Saudi Arabia (SA) are currently schooling aboard at universities in the US. These learners must make considerable adjustments when facing academic expectations in their aboard country. Unrush and Obeidat (2015) carried out qualitative study, 10 Saudi learners talked in depth regarding their experiences with differences in methods of learning and instruction between SA and the US. They discussed of adjusting in their interactions with instructors, in learning to understand instead of memorization, in taking liability for their own learning, and in growing chances to speak English among so numerous other SA-speaking learners.
Their study outcomes have several implications and beneficial to administrators in universities as follow:
Administrators in universities have much at stake in keeping SA learners and ensuring that their journey and experiences in the US outcome are positive and that they successfully accomplish their goals of obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees. Considering some of the profound differences between academic experiences in the US and those in KSA, SA learners must make considerable apartments in studying to defeat the obstacles and obtain degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs (Unrush & Obeidat, 2015). It is significant for ESL and university instructors to be sensitive to the embarrassment that their international learners may endure just to raise a question in class. (d) Finally, it is forseeable that ESL administrators and instructors alike would concur with the research interviewees that it would be preferable not to have a predominance of any language (other than English) spoken by their learners so the learners are compeled to speak more English.
Administrators and educators from SEU Global can apply or use Unrush and Obeidat (2015) study outcome implications and recommendations when teaching or help make significant differences to our SA students.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the only country in the globe that bars women from driving. Until now, only men were permitted licenses and women who illegally attempted to drive in public risked being apprehended and fined. Applaud for the move has been pouring in from inside KSA, and around the globe. President Donald Trump stated that it was a "positive step" towards advocating women's rights. Nine KSA women opposed driving banned are still in person (BBC,2017).
For weeks when this ban first lifted, many KSA women around the globe discuss what they would do once they passed their driver license exam and brought a car. Campaigner Sahar Nassif told the BBC from Jeddah that she was "very, very excited - jumping up and down and laughing" as cited in (BBC, 2017). One KSA women put at "I'm going to buy my dream car, a convertible Mustang, and it's going to be black and yellow!" Many KSA women around globe were full of joys when they heard this groundbreaking news (BBC, 2017). This is the first step toward their driving rights, they will never be able to own a vehicle as of yet and still to rely on their husbands permission to drive a vehicle.

Donald Trump was right about a positive step towards advocating women’s right for the KSA. This is one of the significance changes SA women as well as other changes might in the future to the Middle East region or the KSA.

References
Paul, K.(2016). Saudi tightens rules for scholarships to study abroad. Retrieved from

Unrush, S., & Obeidat, B.F. (2015). Adjusting to Learning in the US: Saudi Students Speak Out.
Retrieved from http://www.na-businesspress.com/JHETP/UnruhS_Web15_4_.pdf

Youtube (2018). Saudi women hit the road as kingdom overturns ban on female driving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6lha4x7n1g

BBC (2017). Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted

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