HOWELL - A New Jersey student who was caught in the middle of the violence in Egypt is now safe at home in Howell and is sharing the story of her escape with News 12 New Jersey.

Brieanna Scolaro, a University of Delaware junior, was studying at American University in Cairo when civil unrest broke out in the streets, not far from her dorm.

Unable to reach their families back home, Scolaro, along with 10 other students and a professor, called an evacuation team to escort them to a hotel in downtown Cairo. They eventually made it to the airport, arriving safely on American soil late Sunday night.

Scolaro says she thinks she's grown more during that five-day experience than in the rest of her life combined.