Campus officials reported the safe evacuation from Egypt of all 10 UC students in a UC Davis Summer Abroad program. UC ordered the evacuation because of concerns about violence surrounding the opposition to the president, whom the military ousted just days after the UC evacuation.
The instructor's son also left the country. The instructor, Noha Radwan, associate professor of comparative literature at UC Davis, elected to stay in her native Cairo.
UC Davis confirmed July 5 that all of the students evacuated from Cairo had completed their travel and reached their final destinations safely, one to Istanbul, Turkey; one to Paris; and the rest to the United States.
The group included eight UC Davis students and one student each from UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. They arrived in Cairo on June 18 for Radwan's course on the works of Egyptian authors and filmmakers. They were scheduled to leave on July 16.
Zachary Frieders, associate director of the Education Abroad Center at UC Davis, said the decision to close the program and evacuate the students was based on a thorough analysis, consultation with risk and safety leadership on campus and at the UC Office of the President, and advisories from the U.S. State Department and others.