Beyond UC:

Many American Students Evacuated from Egypt

As political unrest continues in Egypt, about 1,000 American students enrolled in study aboard programs in Egypt have fled the country since last week. The University of California, which had “about 20 students from various campuses involved in study-abroad programs in Egypt, was among several American universities that arranged charter planes to evacuate them.” Although a good number of students have started to leave the country, many students chose to stay and witness history being made right in front of their eyes.

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US freshmen feeling stressed

According to a national survey conducted by UCLA, this year’s college freshmen reported a higher level of “emotional and financial stress than their predecessors”. Moreover, about two-thirds reported that the recession played a major role in choosing their college and up to 70 percent of the students are now depending on grants and scholarships to help them pay for college. Students also reported on higher rates of parent unemployment compared to the previous years.

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