Yesterday I gave my class a writing prompt. I asked “If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live? Why?” One of my students answered “For me I want to live in USA. It has Hollywood and Justin Beiber is there.” What?

My first day of classes

When I arrived at the compound around 9pm Tuesday, they said “we’ll see you at 7AM in the morning for your first day.” I was a little worried I would have difficulties waking up that early considering I was so tired from all the traveling and moving, however I ended up waking up at 3 am…

Bus ride to Qassim

My first day in Saudi Arabia was spent in Riyadh. I was supposed to be at Al Khaleej headquarters at 9 am, so I decided to go for a walk and explore the city for a while. Honestly, I fell in love it, so you can imagine my disappointment when the head of the company decided…

US Politics

I really found it adorable yesterday when one of my 18 year old freshmen told me that she feels sad that Donald Trump is a presidential candidate, and how amused she is by the fact that he hates immigrants yet he’s been married to two. Bless that girl.

Considering ESL?

I really wanted to get my TESOL or ESL certification, however I couldn’t afford the program easily. Initially I wanted to get my masters degree, but already I have student loans from my undergrad so it just wasn’t an option for me. I checked into getting a certification online, but those run upwards of $500,…

What caused the delay?

When I signed my job contract I was scheduled to leave July 31st.  Still I am in USA. Why is that? Because my doctor is irresponsible. One of the requirements to get a visa to KSA is a physical exam including blood work. I sent my information to my employer on June 28th. June 29th…

Why Saudi Arabia?

Since I have made the ‘official announcement’ about my job offer, a ton of people have asked me, “Why did you choose Saudi Arabia?”  This is probably the number one question I’ve gotten since getting hired.  And I’ve gotten a lot of questions. So here I will address the newly famous question, “Why Saudi Arabia?” Every time…

Quick Update!

Basically I have “trashed” a lot of my previous posts for personal reasons. I am a private person and I don’t want to give a lot of detail to the things that have happened in the past few months. I will however give everyone a quick update about what is happening in my life. Formally…