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Currently, the United States is pleased to host over 71,000 Saudi students studying in the United States.  From English language programs to academic degrees, their studies cover a wide spectrum of majors and disciplines, and they are represented in every state in the union.  If you are interested in studying in the U.S., we can help you explore the wealth of educational opportunities available through our educational exchange programs and advising centers.

The Cultural Affairs Department of U.S. Mission in Saudi Arabia offers a number of exchange programs designed to give Saudi citizens enriching academic, professional, and personal experiences in the U.S.  The programs also seek to increase mutual understanding between the people of Saudi Arabia and America.  For more information about these programs, please visit our Exchange programs page.

The Education Advising Offices at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates are certified EducationUSA advising centers affiliated with the United States Department of State.  EducationUSA centers promote U.S. higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how to best access those opportunities. 

Education Advising Offices do not endorse or rank any college or university, nor do they endorse services provided by companies or organizations in the areas of test preparation, admissions, placement, language training or visa procurement.

Basic services available from the Education Advising Offices in Saudi Arabia include:

  • College counseling and guidance
  • Standardized test information (i.e. TOEFL iBT, SAT, etc.)
  • Bulletins, handouts and education-related publications
  • Study in the USA presentations and Livestream webinars
  • Pre-departure orientations

This website provides preliminary information on study in the United States.  For more information about Education Advising Offices affiliated with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please see and http://www.educationusa.state.gov and http://exchanges.state.gov

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  • The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM), implements Saudi national educational and training policies to provide our country with qualified individuals capable of achieving the country's goals of progress and development. For more information Contact SACM

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  • Do you want to know more about educational opportunities in the U.S?  If so, sign up for the EDU E-list.  Email EduRiyadh@state.gov to be put on our list.