Post Tagged with: "Cairo"

Study Abroad Program Relocates to Jordan

A new summer study abroad option in Amman, Jordan, will replace the Office of International Programs’ offerings in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, that were cancelled because of turmoil in the region last year. Both summer and fall programs in Egypt were cancelled because of unrest with students originally signed up[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Fall Study Abroad in Cairo Cancelled

The Office of International Programs cancelled its fall study abroad program at the American University in Cairo in response to a State Department travel advisory issued Wednesday. The warning advises all U.S. citizens to defer travel to Egypt until further notice and orders the departure of all non-essential U.S. government personnel from[Read More…]

by July 5, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces

CAIRO — As the crowds marched to Tahrir Square Wednesday, a sense of excitement coursed through the dusty air. Young boys sold Egyptian flags. Vendors smoked sweet potatoes in wheeled wood burning stoves, weaving their carts amid the throngs of people. The national colors of red, white and black bedecked both graffitied lampposts and[Read More…]

by August 19, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Arrested Abroad

Arrested Abroad

Four months ago, Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) landed in St. Louis, Mo., marking the end of a four-day-long ordeal that began when he was arrested by Egyptian police for protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. As his first semester back at Georgetown concludes, Sweeney said the end of the term is shaping up to be[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Arrested Abroad

Four months ago, Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) landed in St. Louis, Mo., marking the end of a four-day-long ordeal that began when he was arrested by Egyptian police for protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. As his first semester back at Georgetown concludes, Sweeney said the end of the term is[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces

CAIRO — As the crowds marched to Tahrir Square Wednesday, a sense of excitement coursed through the dusty air. Young boys sold Egyptian flags. Vendors smoked sweet potatoes in wheeled wood burning stoves, weaving their carts amid the throngs of people. The national colors of red, white and black bedecked both graffitied lampposts and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Stay Behind the Barricade

Georgetown has long produced students keen on both activism and international affairs. But in light ofDerrik Sweeney’s (COL ’13) recent experiences in Cairo, it’s time to remind ourselves of the responsibility that accompanies the privilege of studying abroad. Considering our myriad study abroad programs, immersion language programs and majors dedicated to[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Sweeney Reflects on Imprisonment

It’s been almost a week since Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) was released from police custody in Cairo, but the experience is still fresh in his mind. “It’s mind-boggling that now I’m here, texting with my friends in Missouri, considering where I was two days ago,” he said Wednesday. Sweeney and[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Sweeney Arrives in St. Louis

Sweeney Arrives in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO. — After landing in St. Louis Saturday night following his release from police custody in Cairo Friday,Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) couldn’t stop smiling. Sweeney, along with two other American students, was detained by Egyptian authorities Tuesday after being accused of participating in violent protests in TahrirSquare. His late-night flight[Read More…]

by November 26, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Sweeney Questioned by Officials

Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) and the two other American students detained in Egypt Tuesday were questioned by authorities for over eight hours until about midnight Wednesday in Cairo. The Sweeney family was able to speak with the detained student in a brief phone conversation earlier today. Speaking to his mother, Joy,[Read More…]

by November 22, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News