Cairo and other Egyptian cities have been in a state of chaos for the past week, when large-scale protests against police brutality, lack of free elections and free speech, and other political and legal issues were first organized by the April 6th Youth Movement. Since then the movement has grown considerably, with more than 250,000 Egyptians currently rallying in downtown Cairo according to Al Jazeera. Multiple fatalities have been reported since last week.
A curfew is currently in affect in Cairo from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m., making flight arrangements difficult. According to the university's press statement, GW students who are still in Cairo have flight information and transportation arrangements to the airport.
The university has vowed to work with the students misplaced by Egypt's unrest to arrange alternative study abroad options for the rest of the semester.