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UCD Celebrates Saudi Arabia National Day

18 September 2017

 President Deeks celebrates Saudi_National_Day

As part of its 'National Day Series', UCD International today hosted President Andrew J. Deeks and the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau to celebrate the National Day of Saudi Arabia. Organised by students on campus and hosted in the UCD Global Lounge, this event celebrated the rich history and culture of Saudi Arabia, and featured Saudi Arabian cuisine, music and storytelling. 

UCD has a growing population of Saudi Arabian students, with 141 currently erolled. The celebration of Saudi Arabian National Day brings together a diverse population of students and staff on campus, and highlights the rich cultural diversity that exists at UCD. As Ireland’s Global University, UCD is home to over 7,000 international students and hosts multiple cultural events throughout the year, giving international students a taste of home.