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November 26, 2014

There are reports in the media of calls for marches in greater Cairo and other cities throughout Egypt on Friday, November 28, 2014.

Please exercise caution if there is a necessity to be on the street; avoid crowds, and if you happen to be caught in a moving crowd,  do not fight against the pressure, and try to take advantage of any space that may open up to move sideways where the flow is weaker.  Avoid taking pictures of protests. If protests turn violent in your area, stay indoors.
You may always call the AUC operator hotline at 19282.  AUC will continue to provide you with regular information through e-mail, SMS and on this page. Please keep a copy of the emergency phone numbers listed on the AUC website at this link.

October 2014

Members of the AUC community may be aware of threats recently posted on-line encouraging violence against Americans and other international residents of the region, particularly teachers.  
AUC Security takes such threats extremely seriously and works very closely with Egyptian and international security agencies to ensure the safety and security of community.  We routinely assess the security of our bus routes and bus stops as well as that of all our facilities.
Should you have any questions about the current security status or believe that you have information that would be useful to AUC Security, please contact the AUC Security office at the following:
·        New Cairo:  2615-4444
·        Downtown:  2797-6666
·        Mobile:  0127 000 1561

·        Email:
AUC is committed to providing a safe and secure environment to all of its community and will continue to communicate any changes to our security policies, procedures and protocols.

October 2014

Lifting Travel Warning to Egypt 

Students and scholars interested in visiting The American University in Cairo or attending for a semester or year abroad should be aware that the U.S. Department of State lifted its travel warning to Egypt in June 2014. There are no restrictions on movement within Cairo, and the University is once again receiving international scholars and students from around the world. AUC has a new, centralized office for all international student affairs — the Office of International Students and Study Abroad — intended to ensure that all incoming international students have easy access to appropriate academic and social support.

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