U.S. students leave Egypt to study at Hebrew U.


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Twelve American university students who were forced to discontinue their studies in Egypt have enrolled at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The 12 displaced students, who left Egypt amid the last two weeks of political upheaval, arrived Sunday at Hebrew University on Sunday. They are from Princeton, Vanderbilt, University of California Schools, Michigan State and Allegheny.

The students, who will be part of the The Rothberg International School at Hebrew University, reportedly were studying Arabic and Mideast issues.

“When the universities asked us to assist their students, we did not hesitate,” said Professor Mimi Ajzenstadt, provost of the Rothberg school. “The various courses taught by top academics of The Hebrew University will enable the students to put their personal experience in Egypt and in Israel within a broader academic framework.”

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