I missed that they ended up being allowed to stay. I saw news articles on students selling their things at fire sale prices. And ultimately there was this article. Saudi Arabian medical students allowed to stay in Canada amid political spat, for now Of course, there may have been later 'consessions', but by then most students would have had to have sold their belongings, given up their leases, and arranged flights out of Canada. In the end, the Saudi government, under the new "freedoms" of MbS, are not something SA citizens can really realize. No one....no one...can criticize MbS specifically or KSA in general. Just ask the women activists who fought for the freedom of women to drive in SA. Shortly after announcing the new "freedom", all of those women were arrested. They remain imprisoned still.