- Faculty-Led Programs
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- Travel Basics
- Coming Home
- Graduate Students
- Know what is normal and not normal
- Don’t be “too American”
- Ask for directions at your hotel
- Ask if there are any areas in town you should avoid.
- Stick to well-lighted main streets and public areas.
- Only carry with you the cash you will need
- If you get lost, find an open business and ask for directions.
- Stopping and looking at addresses or staring at street signs may make you look like an easy target for crime.
- Keep money under your clothing to prevent pickpockets
- No expensive jewelry: If you don't want to lose it, don't take it.
- Make sure your prescription medication is in its original bottle
- Leave a copy of your itinerary with family/friends
- Get a telephone card
- Check in with the local U.S. Consulate immediately
- Know important local phrases: Where is the police station?
- Don't go out after midnight or after local curfew
- Don't go out alone at night
- Don't go into high-crime areas
- Avoid public demonstrations
- Be cautious when handling money
- If you are female: Follow local customs of dress and behavior
If you are a victim
- Remain calm
- Give up property (give up the money)
- Report the crime to local police and your trip sponsor
- Seek support