I have been contacted through my blog by teachers for middle and high school as well as university level who have had some apprehension and concerns regarding their transition from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia. Once here, they encountered obstacles with obtaining a visa, igama or just trying to get their family member to accompany them on their assignments. I typically direct them to the U.S. Embassy website or tell them to research the internet and see what other bloggers may have experienced and to see if they may be able to offer some advice.
Thanks to my friend Ethel, a university teacher here in Riyadh, who passed on to me an interesting yet informative article which makes for some important reading. This document may assist those that want to potentially pursue a teaching career in Saudi Arabia and may eliminate some of the frustration while transitioning to another country’s way of doing business.
Click the link, read and heed:
As always, do your homework before venturing off to another country. There is more in store than just learning about their culture!
All the best,