On Sunday, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced that its Rothberg International School would accept a dozen American students whose studies abroad had been interrupted by turmoil in Egypt.
According to a statement from The Hebrew University, Princeton's director of the Office of International Programs Nancy Kanach expressed the University's gratitude to the staff at The Hebrew University.
"We are grateful to the staff at The Hebrew University for being so responsive to our request to enroll two Princeton students at the Hebrew University, where the students can continue to study Arabic and Middle East issues at this important time in the region," Kanach said.
The two Princeton students who were sent to The Hebrew University, Tal Eisenzweig '12 and Kelly Roache '12, were enrolled in a Wilson School program in Egypt at the American University in Cairo but were forced to return to the United States after dangerous protests caused the U.S. government to recommend evacuation for American citizens.
As of last week, the displaced students were still unsure of to where they would be relocated. Eisenzweig and Roache did not respond to requests for comment.
Neither OIP nor the Wilson School responded to requests for comment on Sunday night.
The 10 students joining Eisenzweig and Roache come from study abroad programs affiliated with Vanderbilt University, University of California schools, Michigan State University and Allegheny College.
The Hebrew University will provide a special orientation to assist the students' transition.
"When the universities asked us to assist their students, we did not hesitate," Mimi Ajzenstadt, provost of the Rothberg International School, said to the Israeli news outlet Globes. "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."