A Summer of Self-Development

By Eman Bukhari

We’ve got a list of opportunities for you to invest your time in.

Sadly, the weather is too hot to go exploring outside and you may not have the budget to travel. It might seem like going back under the bed covers is your only option, but it’s not! There are plenty of opportunities to meet your summer resolution online, at different local venues and abroad through scholarships.


Massive Online Open Courses are free online courses in all fields, provided by excellent institutions as a great way to learn something new or brush up on your skills. Coursera and Stanford Online are good examples.

Web: coursera.org / online.stanford.edu

Berlitz Language Center:

Learn a new language and maybe next summer travel to a destination where you can practice your newfound skills.

  • Berlitz Khobar, Ladies Center

Location: Next to Al Rashid Mall, Al Olaya Dist., Khobar
Tel: +966-13-8975535
Mob: +966-550263201
Email: Mashael.alshareef@berlitz.sa
Web: berlitz.sa/en

  • Berlitz Khobar, Men’s Center

Location: Northern Olaya Building, 1st floor, Office 115, Makkah St., Al Olaya Dist., Khobar
Tel: +966-13-8931813 / +966-13-8935561
Mob: +966-550253021
Email: shady@berlitz.sa

British Council Summer School:

Their summer programs are not only for children, teenagers and adults but also for professional training.

Location: Al Rashid Towers, 7th Floor, King Abdulaziz St., Khobar
Tel: 920003668
Email: KSAinfo@sa.britishcouncil.org
Web: britishcouncil.sa

Harvard Summer Program:

The Mohammed Bin Salman MISK Charitable Foundation provides 100 Saudi high school students with a scholarship to enroll in Harvard University’s summer program. Other opportunities are also available from the foundation.

 Web: misk.org.sa

MindMerge Training Center:

They provide a variety of organizational development courses, seminars, workshops and lectures in management training programs, English language courses, accounting and finance certifications and a range of health and safety topics.

Location: King Faisal Rd., Khobar
Tel: +966-13-8961700
Web: gomindmerge.com

Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP):

This is a multi-phased leadership experience for university students. The program provides young Saudis an opportunity to travel to the U.S. to take part in an enriching experience and sees them through their implementation of what they learned upon their return.

Web: legacyintl.org
Application: goo.gl/W6pRbQ

Saudi Aramco Summer Programs:

One of the biggest companies in the world offers summer opportunities for high school and college students.

Web: saudiaramco.com
Tel: +966-11-2978775, 8003024444

Morgan International:

A range of certificates and training in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing and logistics fields.

Web: morganintl.com
Tel: +966-13-8348725

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