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I celebrated National Saudi Day at an informative cultural event at WKU. Exchange students shared their favorite aspects of Saudi culture, and I learned so much.

Here are six lessons I learned from the experience:

Words look better written in Arabic.

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Chocolate chip cookies are a universal delicacy.

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Saudis follow the teachings of the Qur’an.

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Too much jewelry is never an issue.

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Dates have a different meaning in Saudi Arabia than they do in America.

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Drinking coffee late at night is acceptable — especially if it’s served from a fancy pitcher.

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