US colleges reach out to Saudi student ordered by home government to leave Canada

August 17, 2018

Some American universities are waiving application fees in an effort to attract Saudi Arabian students who have been ordered by their home government to leave Canada. “To us this is not a political thing; this is simply seeing students who are in a situation where they need to find a solution and find one quickly, and we’re trying to help them,” said Jay Ligon, Louisiana Tech's director of international student and scholars services. In 2017, there were 7,640 Saudi students studying in Canada, accounting for 2% of Canada's international student population. Inside Higher Ed