Testimonials - Saudi Arabia

What's it like working in the Middle East? Here are some of our recruits talking about their experiences.

"I am so grateful for the opportunity to work in KSA. Along with the amazing experience, friends, and travels, the extra money I saved allowed me to pay off all my student loans so I may start school again, debt free!" Catharine, RN, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"My name is Lisa, I am a Canadian Registered Respiratory Therapist and made my move to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with the help of Helen Ziegler and Associates. It continues to be one of the best life choices I have ever made. I have grown as a therapist and as a person in ways I could have never imagined, I have visited seven countries so far, have met people from all over the world and have established many lifelong friendships. I know I made the right choice in choosing Helen Ziegler and Associates as my recruiter!" — Lisa, RRT, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"Hi!! I'm experiencing all of it!! So very happy I came. Meeting so many people. Work is awesome. I've even been to an embassy party! Edge of the world!!! All set to get my igama. It's been a smooth transition. Thank you for everything!! Hopefully some friends from the U.S. Will want to follow. I will hook them up with the best. You!!!" — Leila, Registered Nurse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"Since coming to Saudi Arabia, I have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, been on safari, and been to Zanzibar. In short, life is terrific. I've met the man of my dreams (I came here to be single - oops!), saved more money than ever before, and gone on my dream trip to Africa. Thank you so much for being instrumental in changing my life in the hugest way and for your patience and encouragement to do the scariest thing I've ever done. My heartfelt thanks for your hard work." — Jennifer, Registered Nurse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Things are going very well. This really is an amazing place. So far the staff has been wonderful. I appreciate everything you have done to help me get here. I will keep you posted. Please tell Elaine I said hello I have give quite a few people your information. Thank you again." — Raymond, RRT, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"...Some people think I should be the hospital greeter at the airport (because that's how much I love it here). It is all mind set. If you are positive then the experience will be positive." — Lorrie, Registered Nurse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"Do not stress about packing…all you need is EMPTY suitcases, your passport, and money!!! You greatly understated the shopping here…" — Danielle, Registered Nurse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"It is warm, I don't pay taxes, and I can get a Starbucks Latte. How good is that?" — Marlene, Registered Nurse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"I think anyone with a serious sense of adventure and willingness to look at life from another angle can find plenty of ways to be happy here." — Steve, Eegistered Nurse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"The Saudis have been very hospitable and have welcomed my colleagues and me enthusiastically." — Edwin, Registered Nurse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"I just signed on for another year! I am currently working on a committee to begin a chapter of AACN in Riyadh. I still work with Magnet and various projects in the unit. I so very much enjoy working in this multicultural environment and getting to know the Saudi people. I can not say it is easy but it has definitely been worth it. I look forward to doing all I can to help it be a better hospital and encourage the new Saudi nurses in their career development." — Christine, Registered Nurse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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