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U.S. students involved in study abroad programs across Egypt will be evacuated from the country this week to avoid the growing violence and protests there. A number of those students are from Georgetown, American and George Washington University.

The U.S. State Department is working with the American University of Cairo to move students out of the city as quickly as possible.

Georgetown University announced it had successfully evacuated all 15 students from American University in Cairo –- the students landed in Doha, Qatar, Monday and will stay there for a few days.

George Washington University says that five of its 14 students studying in Egypt have safely made it out. They landed in Athens.

Other students are en route to Europe and a few are still in Egypt.

American University has 11 students in Cairo. A spokeswoman for the university says the students are in various stages of leaving the country.

Classes at the American University of Cairo are canceled this week, but the school is set to reopen Sunday at a new campus outside of the city.

This story was updated at 7:30 p.m.

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