With increased scrutiny at security checkpoints, both in the U.S. and at international airports, we suggest students prepare as much as possible and allow extra time at the airport for delays caused at security checkpoints.
Review the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s guidelines especially the categories under What to Know Before You Go.
If you happen to have a medical condition that may cause issues when going through airport security, the TSA has also created a medical condition card that passengers can print, complete, and then hand to TSA agents when going through security checkpoints.
Remember: Label your bags on the outside and on the inside! TSA-approved locks are an inexpensive investment that may protect your belongings. Please note, however, that you should not lock your luggage until you have cleared any security stations at the airport. Some airports require you to have your luggage open and available for search.