As you may be aware, there were some terrorist attacks in Cairo late last year. Following the attacks, we decided to keep the student field trip to Egypt on the calendar for Winter 2019 based on 1) security advice we received from the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, as well as our agents in Egypt and the Holy Land, and 2) further review of the security situation to be held in late January 2019.
We have now completed that review, again making contact with officials at the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, as well as US regional security officers, Egyptian security personnel, and our agents in Egypt and the Holy Land. Their unanimous view was that, given our itinerary within Egypt, as well as the security precautions that we have in place for all of our out-of-country trips, we could proceed with the scheduled trip to Egypt the first week of February. This means the students will be leaving for Cairo this Sunday, and returning to the Center late the following Saturday evening.