Traveling abroad can be a wonderful experience. However, students must take certain precautions to ensure their own safety while participating in a study abroad program. The links below provide excellent advice on precautions:

The Office of International Services urges you to read all of these materials carefully and to begin using the Department of State website now - before you leave the U.S. - so that you are completely familiar with it and able to use it regularly while abroad. Use it to check updates on safety conditions and travel advisories for the country in which you are studying or traveling, as well as for those countries to which you are planning to travel.

We also recommend that you register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate when you arrive abroad. This should be done for each group studying/traveling abroad, unless the U.S. Embassy or Consulate indicates otherwise. You should also make sure that you have the U.S. Embassy or Consulate telephone number and address, together with other emergency telephone numbers, while you are traveling.