Education
8:58 am
Thu July 4, 2013

UT-Austin Evacuates Study Abroad Students in Egypt

The University of Texas at Austin has evacuated six students from Egypt, according to Dr. Richard Flores, Senior Associate Dean at the university. A military coup there ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the country is in a transitional stage.

Flores says the UT undergraduates were evacuated to Morocco late Sunday night or early Monday morning for security reasons.

The students are part of the Arabic Flagship program at the university. The program was established in 2007 and is an intensive program in Arabic language and culture for undergraduates who want to study abroad in Meknes, Morocco and Alexandria, Egypt.

Another group of 30 graduate students in the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) program that UT sponsors was evacuated yesterday for security reasons. CASA is another intensive Arabic program offered to students at The American University in Cairo.