US study-abroad students evacuated from Egypt

July 7, 2013

The US Department of State is urging American citizens to leave Egypt, which will likely mean further evacuations of students on study abroad programs, according to anInside Higher Ed report. Earlier last week, the Arabic Overseas Flagship Program, which enrols 18 students from 5 American universities, announced that it was relocating from Egypt to Morocco. AMIDEAST, a nonprofit organization that runs study abroad programs in Egypt, said that all 26 of its students there have left, with many electing to join other AMIDEAST programs in other countries. Other study abroad programs that are taking students out of Egypt include Fulbright, the University of California at Davis, and the University of Texas at Austin. However, the American University in Cairo, which originally had 95 American students enrolled this summer, is not requiring students to leave. Inside Higher Ed