Six UW-Madison students are at an Egypt airport awaiting evacuation back to the U.S.
The university is suspending its study abroad programs in Egypt in light of political unrest. The students had arrived in Alexandria in January to study Arabic language programs.
Two other students who were scheduled to go to Cairo on Wednesday will not go as planned, according to UW-Madison officials.
The U.S. State Department issued a warningagainst travel to Egypt due to violent demonstrations.
The university will work with the students to defer their study abroad to another semester or find another placement for them.
Update 5:55 p.m. on January 31: The six UW-Madison students studying in Alexandria, Egypt were able to get on a flight to Prague on Monday, according to university officials. They are expected back in the U.S. later this week.