Many U.S. students in Egypt have left or are leaving the country following reports of an American student's fatal stabbing last week.
An American college student, Andrew Pockter, 21, was stabbed to death by an anti-government protester on June 28, according to a statement from the boy's family.
The protests and clashes in the country in the days leading up to and following Wednesday's military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, have forced foreign students and expat employees to leave the country.
Six students from the University of Maryland-College Park left for Morocco on Friday, according to the Associate Vice president for international affairs at the university.
Two more students from Georgetown University also left the country the same day, reported USA TODAY.
Washington had issued a travel advisory for its citizens in the Arabian country due to the worsening situation in Egypt..
Europ Assistance USA, which offers emergency travel assistance, is taking a lead in evacuating the American students from the country.
The U.S. administration decided to review its aid policy to Egypt after Morsi was ousted and the head of Egypt's Constitutional Court, Adli Mansur, took over as interim president of the country.
Urging the Egyptian military to return full authority to a democratically elected civilian government, the U.S. president said he was "deeply concerned" about the military's action of ousting Egypt's first elected president.
In an interview with ABC News, the former U.S. President George W. Bush, however, described the massive protests in the country as an "evolution" in its march toward a mature democracy.
"I think what you saying is an evolution. Democracies take a while to take root," Bush told ABC News.
"I mean, look at our own country. Took a hundred years to get rid of slavery. Democracy requires a patient hand. Democracy requires the building of civil society," said Bush who was in Tanzania along with U.S. President Barack Obama last week.