WINONA, Minn. (WEAU) -- Four students from Egypt studying at an area college are back safe during trying times in their homeland.
The students at Winona State University arrived in Minnesota Saturday.
Nour Greiss is an exchange student from Cairo.
She’ll be a sophomore at Winona State University.
She’ll be there at least 6 months studying mass communication.
Greiss said she hopes the situation in Egypt will improve.
“It’s a huge mess, and I think I really hope it ends soon, because it’s not safe,” said Greiss.
Greiss said she was supposed to leave from Cairo for Amsterdam at 3:30 a.m. Friday.
However, her flight was delayed so she left that afternoon instead.
“When I reached Amsterdam. I spent the night, I spent the night in a hotel there, and then I took the plane the next day to Minnesota instead of taking the plane on the same day,” said Greiss.
Greiss said she’s glad she made got to Minnesota safely on Saturday.
“Very relieved that my parents were very worried due to all of the turbulence happening in Egypt, and then were also very worried about the connection flight,” said Greiss.
Winona State’s International Services and Cultural Outreach Director said she’s glad the students from Egypt made it safely.
She also said she hopes the situation in Egypt will get better.
“I’m hoping that this is going to come to an end, and we’ll continue our efforts to recruit students,” said Kemale Pinar.
Greiss said she’s looking forward to living on her own.
She also said she’s excited about studying at Winona State, because there are technological developments in the U.S. that aren't found in Egypt.
Greiss said she hopes to become a commercial director.
Winona State has 11 students from Egypt.
Pinar said there’s still one student in Egypt who’s expected to arrive on Wednesday.