Twelve people, including eight students from UC Davis, are being evacuated from Egypt because of concerns that protests and violence could escalate in the country.
Ten students, their instructor and her son are leaving Cairo because of concerns that a showdown could occur between the country's president and military, according to a University of California, Davis news release Wednesday.
"Our primary concern is the safety of students and ensuring safe passage out of the country," said Zachary Frieders, associate director of the Education Abroad Center at UC Davis.
The group includes eight students from UC Davis, one from UC Berkeley, another from UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis instructor and Cairo native, Noha Radwan and her son.
All individuals are safe, Frieders said on the university's website.
Frieders' office is working to evacuate the group Thursday morning.
The group will leave Cairo and fly into Paris before they return back home.
The decision to end the program, scheduled to finish July 16, was based on consultations with leadership members at UC Davis and the office president.
The university offered a study abroad program in Cairo starting in the spring of 2011, according to the university's website.
Students were brought back early from Egypt also that year.