The University of Notre Dame is working to evacuate 12 students studying at the American University of Cairo.
A spokesperson says even though the government shut down cell phone and internet use, the students were allowed to use landlines yesterday to call their families and Notre Dame officials to say they are safe.
But the U.S. State Department has been advising Americans to leave Egypt as the violence continues after five days of anti-government protests.
Notre Dame is collaborating with U.S. officials to get the students transported with other Americans to safe havens in Europe. The university will then get them to locations where they'll be safe to continue their studies.