Twelve of 14 students studying in Egypt evacuated

Twelve of the 14 GW students who were studying abroad in Egypt have been evacuated, a University officials said Tuesday morning.

Yesterday, the University helped five students evacuate to Athens, Greece. University spokeswoman Jill Sankey, did not say where the remaining seven students were sent, but did say GW would help the 12 find new alternatives for the semester.

Two students opted to stay with family in Egypt, Sankey said.

Students in the AMIDEAST program in Cairo have been on lockdown in one apartment since Friday afternoon.

“The feeling was definitely relief. We have all been going crazy, stuck inside with no access or communication with the outside world,” junior Ian Goldin said Monday in a Skype interview from Athens. “We were constantly hearing gunshots outside and having fighter jets and helicopters flying over the apartment, and tanks driving past down on the street.

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