COLLEGE

Some Students Flee Egypt, Others Choose To Stay

02/01/2011 08:23 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hundreds of American students have left Egypt in the midst of massive anti-government protests, but some refuse to budge.

"There was a surprising number of students who wanted to fly somewhere in Europe and hunker down." said Morgan Roth, the director of communications at the American University in Cairo, in the Washington Post.

"There are some students who wanted to be on the first plane out," Roth said. "Then we have students who are refusing to leave at all."

The American University moved its start date to Feb. 13.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that some students have left Egypt for Qatar and others have headed back to America, but some are just anxious to get return to their studies in Cairo.

"It's frustrating to not be in class--we'd like to get back to it," graduate student Erika Meyer Lewko told the Chronicle. "We've been here six months. We've been very happy here, and we don't want to leave unless we absolutely have to."

Suggest a correction