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Internship in Saudi Arabia

i am offered a chance to go to saudi arabia's capital, Riyadh, as a student intern. i thought this may be an opportunity but i am worry as well because i don't know how is the country like.
15 years ago, April 3rd 2007 No: 1 Msg: #12444  
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has anybody been to saudi arabia before? i am offered a chance to go to saudi arabia's capital, Riyadh, as a student intern.
i thought this may be an opportunity but i am worry as well because i don't know how is the country like.

i am a singaporean chinese and this will be my first time going into middle east. i understand that it is a muslim country and there should not be alcohol or pork. but that's all that i know. is there anything else i need to watch out if i were to go?

my main concern is my own safety. the traffic over there looks frightening and there are little footpaths. how friendly are the people there is another thing which questions me. the crime rate there is the next factor that bothers me. will they be racist against chinese?

if you were me, would you go for such an internship? it is going to be a 4months trip!

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15 years ago, May 17th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #14012  
hi...how are you..it was nice to see ur blog..actually i m a medical student too and i m studyin in china..since u asked for some one who had been to saudia before..i would like to tell you that i was born there and lived for 20 years and it was one of the most wonderful experices in life for me.i just want you not to worry about anything and i really you to contact me if you have time..my email address is .i would like to talk to you in detail...cheers...byee
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15 years ago, June 22nd 2007 No: 3 Msg: #15553  
hi i'm saudi national and living and working in riyadh. I would like to welcome you in Saudi Arabai and don't worry it's the most safest country in the world. Just keep in mind that you avoid wearing shorts and jeans while going out. wish you all the best. Reply to this

14 years ago, September 13th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #19355  
Like visiting any country - show respect for the locals and their culture (however alien some of it may seem) and you should be just fine. Yes, the traffic is a little manic, but there are footpaths - use them! I would disute the previous comments about it being the safest place in the world, and as in any big city, be aware and take sensible care of yourself & your belongings.
Read up on the area - I am going to give Lonely Planet a plug, but I am sure other guide books are just as good & informative
I lived & worked in Riyadh for 3 years and had a great time. Reply to this

14 years ago, February 20th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #28017  
Hello XEnOn 😊

Yes, if I was u I would go for the internship. As far as I have heard there a compounds where foreigners live in which they can do what they want. Also 4 months is not such a long time. Even if u dont like some aspects of the country u can be consoled that u are leaving soon.

Saudi is a place which has severe punishments for relatively small crimes and because of that there is a relatively low occurance of crime.

Just be careful in the traffic if it is so chaotic. Just watch how the locals manage to cross the street and copy them. Even wait until one of them is walking accross and walk beside them. That is what I do in countries with traffic like that. 😊 The locals understand all the signals the drivers make and if it is OK to cross.

Like many muslim countries Saudi will likely have a very strong tradition of hospitatlity. I doubt that they will display open rascism towards a foreigner who is temporarily in the country. I dont know what they think about Asian peolple but they often think that we in the West lack morals.

Just so u will know what u are looking at I would read some information about the culture, history, politics and about if there are attractions worth seeing. Is there a Lonely Planet Guide about Saudi? If so I would get that. I find the Lonely Planet books very informative. Also I would read the Amnesty reports about Saudi and the Saudi constitution(well do that if u want. I do because generally want to know the bad as well as the good about every country).

Be sure to come back here and tell us all about it. It is always interesting to hear about countries which are not heavily touristed. It would be really cool if u have time to write a blog for us all to read. 😊


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14 years ago, February 20th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #28033  

14 years ago, April 14th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #32554  
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Hi to all...

I am also a medical student in China... and want to know about internship in Saudi Arabia because i am holding saudi visa already i use to renew it yearly....

so any oppurtunity for internship...... i dont know arabic language 😞

anyone to help in this regard, plz contact me via email I am keen to make friends especially medical students 😊

Hope to see replies
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14 years ago, April 14th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #32555  
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brother can u please send me email to my id

will be thankful need help
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14 years ago, June 18th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #39164  
you should not take alcohol or pork for your health> if we care about your health> so my country sure great and safe Reply to this

13 years ago, December 25th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #58336  
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Good morning

I am afrench student and I would like to make an internship in Saudi Arabia. Could you answer help me and answer me on my e-mail box

Thank you
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13 years ago, June 2nd 2009 No: 11 Msg: #74751  
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hey i also have similar question.. i want to do internship in riyadh.. completed my final tear MBBS in india.. i dunno who to contact and how.. in case any of u know and have been succesful,pls help me..jazak allah khair Reply to this

12 years ago, February 28th 2010 No: 12 Msg: #105346  
A salam wa alaikum.

I am an student that lives in the netherlands
I would really like to fullfil an internship in saudi.
A internship that would match my study.

I study at the hague university, TECHNOLOGIE & ENVIRNONMENT --> engeniering (buildings etc..)

Does somebody have contact with a company that matches my study..

Gair inshallah

Walaikum salaam warahmatoelahi wabarakatoe. Reply to this

12 years ago, March 19th 2010 No: 13 Msg: #106823  
hi im a student of mbbs in china basically im a pakistani,i want to go saudi arabia for my medical internship, i need help ,is any body help me in this, i shallbe very thanks full.
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12 years ago, April 7th 2010 No: 14 Msg: #108175  
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hi..im malaysian..i was graduated from one of the Ukraine University,almost 2 years ago..im supposed to sit for my Medical Qualification Exam in Malaysia but i haven't sat for any attempt for some reasons..all i can say is i'm tired for waiting to sit for this exam..therefore i'm now looking forward to do my internship from other places and i'm keen of interest to do my internship in Saudi or any arabian countries..

my questions are:
1)im a MD degree holder..it's recognized by WHO..how about in Saudi? do they recognise degree from Ukraine?

2)if yes,do i need to sit any entrance exam @ can i just proceed my internship in saudi?

3)if i have to sit for the entrance exam,where in the website i can find the Medical Council @ Authority of Saudi and what is the requirements?

4)how can i apply the visa

5)may i know how much is the approx. salary for internship/physician?

Please help me out with my problems..im desperately need the answers for my questions..

Thanks for your attention Reply to this

12 years ago, June 22nd 2010 No: 15 Msg: #113790  

My name is Abdul Qayyum . i am student of BS(Hons) GEOLOGY from pakistan...
I m now looking for my internship in Saudi arabia......plz my relevant companies give me internship & somebody have contact with a company that matches my study..

i shall be very thanks full... Reply to this

12 years ago, June 25th 2010 No: 16 Msg: #114090  
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hi im a student of mbbs in china basically im a Indian,i am now in saudi arabia for my medical internship, i need help ,is any body help me in this, i shallbe very thanks full. Reply to this

11 years ago, June 28th 2011 No: 17 Msg: #139374  

In response to: Msg #108175
HEY! hope you're doing great! i was wondering if you managed to make it to Saudi, I'm graduating soon, and was wondering the answers to the same questions you posted.....if you have any answers, please share, as I have absolutely no idea where else i can find this information from. I've tried searching online, but i haven't really found anything.

Thank you so much

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11 years ago, July 16th 2011 No: 18 Msg: #140347  

I have a good friend who was a registered nurse and worked in Saudi several years ago. (15+) so I'm sure things have changed some and maybe improved. She was not really the adventurous sort and I was surprised she went. She stayed three years and loved it. As Mel mentioned in an earlier post she lived on a compound and it was protected. Back then women were treated very differently. When she first arrived women were not allowed to open bank accounts and they paid her in cash. She said she had several thousand dollars sitting in the floor of her closet in a shoe box.While she was there they changed the rule and she was able to open an account and transfer it back to her bank in the States.

I think you should go.

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11 years ago, August 11th 2011 No: 19 Msg: #141776  
I am B.E. mechanical student planning for an internship in saudi arabia next year.
currently i live in Lahore, Pakistan.....
kindly guide me how to acquire internship online or do tell if there is other means as well Reply to this

10 years ago, December 25th 2011 No: 20 Msg: #149331  
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I'm finishing up my last year at the State Medical University of Ukraine.
I am looking for internship in gynecology in Saudi.
I am wandering if you are there and know answers to your questions, because I have the same questions.

I hope to hear from you! Reply to this

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