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Places: Island Recreation Center

The Island Recreation Center is…you guessed it… on the island.  KAUST is divided into “neighborhoods,” so to speak – if only by name.  There’s the university, the harbor, the gardens, central services, discovery square/town center, and the island. 276 more words


Like a Ghost Town

My last post was about the cost of my flight to the States this summer.  I am not the only one traveling this summer, and from what I understand, KAUST becomes a ghost town during the summer holidays. 250 more words


Ending the semester with burgers and baseball

The Cultural Exchange Network celebrated the end of a busy spring semester with a Durham Bulls game and a cookout.

There were 473 students involved in CENet activities throughout the semester, and 18 students received a certificate of completion for participating in 10 or more hours of activities during the semester. 52 more words

Student Programs

Swing! Batter..Batter!

Self-directed groups (SDGs, as they are commonly known) are essentially the social/athletic/common interest clubs at KAUST.  There are SDGs for just about everything.  Even so, if you want to start up a new one, there are a few simple procedures you have to follow, and boom! 347 more words


Relocation -to pack or not to pack

Flashback: 2009 (Before the move)

Preparing for the BIG move was quite a headache.  We are given  weight quotas for sea and air freight.  We had to decide the stuff that would be brought over from Singapore over to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 251 more words


That time we tried to buy a house in a retirement community

A few years ago, when Ashley and I were house hunting in Durham, NC we would get in our car and drive around different parts of town, exploring neighborhoods while dreaming and planning. 401 more words