Jerusalem students to return Nov. 24

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    By Ali Anderson

    After almost three months of classes, field trips and cultural adventures in the Middle East, students of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies will return home Nov. 24.

    BYU spokesman Michael Smart confirmed plans for the students’ early return after Thanksgiving.

    Originally scheduled to end Dec. 10, the study abroad program will be cut short by 16 days.

    However, Smart said no field trips have been cancelled. Only a few activities have been rearranged to allow for the students’ early exit of the Middle East.

    Original plans had the students returning to Jerusalem after a trip to Cairo, then returning home after spending their final few weeks there. But now students will fly out of Cairo on the 24th, Smart said.

    No other details about their return are available at this time.

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