One Of Two IU Students Left In Cairo Elects To Return

One student returns home while the other stays, saying Cairo is safe.

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Only one of two IU students remaining in Cairo following the release of Luke Gates will come home before the semester ends at the American University.

Indiana University officials say one of the two remaining IU students studying at the American University in Cairo, Egypt has elected to cut their semester short and return to the United States. After IU student Luke Gates was released from custody following his arrest on suspicion of throwing firebombs during a street protest, IU officials recommended the two other students abbreviate their study abroad programs, too.

IU spokesman Mark Land declined to offer specifics about either of the other two students, other than to say the remaining student feels safe in Cairo and is expected to be home after completion of the fall semester. Land says IU officials are working with American University officials to ensure no credits are lost because of the move.

“There may be some work that would need to be completed, but I don’t know that they know that yet,” Land says.

Land says the student who elected to return has already arrived in the U.S., while the remaining one is expected home before the end of December.

Stan Jastrzebski

WFIU/WTIU News Senior Editor Stan Jastrzebski spent time as a reporter with WGN Radio in Chicago and as an editor at Network Indiana, an Indianapolis news service. Stan is the winner of awards from the Associated Press, the RTDNA, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He hosts WFIU's Ask the Mayor and anchors WTIU's InFocus.

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