Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, January 31, 2011

Political unrest prompts U-M to remove students from Egypt

Several university undergraduate students who were to study abroad in Egypt this semester were expected to be leaving the country today on charter flights because of unrest there.

John Godfrey, assistant dean for international education in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, said the students were safe and away from any of the unrest.

Godfrey said a program at American University of Cairo that included three U-M students has been canceled. Four other U-M students were participating in an American Councils for International Education program in Alexandria.

Godfrey and other university officials spent much of the weekend making arrangements for the students to leave Egypt and resume their studies on campus.