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Saudi's GEA inks MoU to provide Six Flags scholarships for Qiddiya

60 students will get the opportunity to study at Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, USA

Saudi's GEA inks MoU to provide Six Flags scholarships for Qiddiya
The programme will begin in the autumn of this year and will last for five years. Following graduation, students will join the Qiddiya project.

The Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch job placement programmes.

This includes providing scholarships for 60 students to study at Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, USA.

The programme will begin in the autumn of this year and will last for five years. It will include an English language preparation program and internship training at Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.

Following graduation, students will join the Qiddiya project.

The registration process to win a scholarship opportunity will end on July 12.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) it has so far witnessed a large turnout by Saudi students, eager to study and work in the Kingdom's entertainment sector.

The MoU was signed by GEA CEO Amr bin Ahmed Banaja and QIC CEO Michael Reininger.

For registration vist the Saudi General Entertainment Authority website

The Qiddiya gigaproject was announced by HRH Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and of PIF, on April 7, 2017.

Ground was broken on Qiddiya, which spans 334km², on April 28, 2018, and Phase 1 will open in 2022. Construction on the project will begin in 2019.

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