Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Cultural Relations

from the Saudi Gazette via Crossroads Arabia

Counselor Dr. Eissa Bin Abdullah Al-Eissa denied having rejected the application of a number of female students to travel with their uncles or one of their relatives. Al-Eissa said so long as the requirements have been met, any rejection by the ministry would be unwarranted. …A number of female students, however, are worried that the kinship documents requirement might prevent them from taking advantage of the scholarship opportunities. The father’s death or his inability to travel with her daughter has become a big problem, one student said. “I was denied a student visa by the US Embassy because it’s my brother who’s coming with me,” she said. “I lost the opportunity.”

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