Egypt Study Abroad Student Discusses Being Stranded During Protests: Exclusive Interview With Cornell’s Carolyn Witte

“All of the Egyptians thought this was just some protest and nothing really big was going to happen,” Carolyn Witte told The Huffington Post in her twelfth hour stranded at the closed airport in Alexandria, Egypt. Three weeks into a Middlebu…

“All of the Egyptians thought this was just some protest and nothing really big was going to happen,” Carolyn Witte told The Huffington Post in her twelfth hour stranded at the closed airport in Alexandria, Egypt.

Three weeks into a Middlebury College Intensive Arabic study abroad program, the Cornell student was having a hard time leaving the country in the middle of the most significant political Egyptian uprising in the last thirty years.

Her travelers insurance company had “abandoned” her student group, she said.

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