Saudi Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Al-Angary and the Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir on Saturday attended the sixth graduation ceremony for the over 7,000 Saudi students who completed higher education degrees this year in the U.S. under the King Abdullah Scholarship Program. Addressing the students, Ambassador Al-Jubeir congratulate graduates on their achievements. Ambassador Al-Jubeir said that such initiatives such as the King Abdullah Scholarship Program expose the Saudi youth “to new innovations around the world and promote cultural exchanges for generations to come.”
The graduation event also included a career fair with more than 100 private and public sector recruiters, and workshops to assist students and recent graduates in their job search process.
In 2006, King Abdullah established the King Abdullah Scholarship Program for study abroad. The Saudi government has offered scholarships to more than 150,000 students who are attending schools worldwide. There are more than 72,000 Saudi students currently studying in the U.S.