For all students
SACM urges students to contact on a regular basis the international students office at their respective university regarding immigration issues. SACM also, emphasizes that students should obtain immigration information from the United States Department of State at the website address: www.state.gov, and from the United States Department of Justice at the website address:www.immigration.gov. Students must register their passport at the closest Saudi consular office to their city of residence in the USA.
- It is highly recommended that the student should make an appointment with the US consular office in Saudi Arabia before he or she leaves the USA for vacation.
For language students
- SACM prefers that students should enroll in English language centers at their respective universities because most of them don’t require students to take the TOEFL test. Also, students will familiarize themselves with the campus and city where they will continue their academic program.
- SACM encourages Saudi students to attend classes and do homework regularly and in a timely manner. Students should try to use English more frequently in their daily life activities without feeling ashamed or reluctant.
- Students should read local and national newspapers, valuable books, and university publications on a regular basis. Students are also advised to listen to the radio and watch television, especially the news.
- Students should acquire an English-Arabic dictionary and carry a notebook to keep new words and phrases.
- SACM urges Saudi students to interact with the American and international societies around them to improve their language skills and better understand these societies.
- Students should avoid switching English centers as it results in repeating classes and cause considerable delays in their progress in learning the language, mostly at the expense of the allotted duration of the scholarship.
- TOEFL is the most widely accepted test measuring students’ language aptitudes. TOEFL is offered in three different fashions, which include: paper-based, computer-based or internet-based.