Even though I have been blogging about life at KAUST for over 11 years, I am regularly reminded by community members that there is still interest in updated information about our experience here! With that in mind, I want to share some updated resources from around the community for people who are interested in learning more about life at KAUST.
Yesterday was the anniversary of our 8th year at KAUST, or as we like to call it, our KAUSTiversary! On July 11, 2011, Kevin and I packed up our life in the UK and moved to KAUST. It was an experiment and an adventure – one that has shaped us forever. The beginning I have… Read More »
[Update: the below information which was initially published in August 2015, has been refreshed in May 2019. I’ve curated the information to include current and accurate information.] For the second time, I asked our community Facebook page for suggestions for online tools that are invaluable for life at KAUST. Here is a round-up of what I learned: Tools… Read More »
I’ve always considered The Parade of Nations is THE best day of the year at KAUST. We collectively take a few moments to highlight our community’s multicultural spirit and the international mindset that drives so many of us to come to KAUST in the first place. I’ve written about this special KAUST event previously, here… Read More »
After 7 years at KAUST, I hardly recall exactly what rush hour feels like anymore. I seem to remember it was boring and frustrating and annoying though! For many KAUST residents, the short commute to work is a major perk of the job. Most people start work at 8am at KAUST and there is a… Read More »
On March 1, KAUST hosted the annual Parade of Nations, an event that invites residents to showcase their cultures by dressing up in their national dress, visiting community-hosted stalls with food information about each of the countries, and music/shows from many of the countries too. The Parade of Nations is entirely volunteer-driven. The people who… Read More »
After nearly 5 years at KAUST with two little kids in tow it’s easy to forget that we live at a resort. It’s possible to be too busy with life to take a moment to slow down and enjoy all the wonderful amenities we have at our doorstep. With that in mind, my husband and… Read More »