Safety Precautions

Studying abroad in a new place can be exhilarating, with so many places to go and people to meet. However, it's important to take precautions to stay safe.

Legal Issues

Note About Illegal Drugs

While abroad, you are still held to the policies of Brandeis University which include not buying, selling, carrying, or using drugs of any kind. Your program will also have strict policies in place around drug usage. These are to be followed regardless of the laws and regulations of your host country. Please remember that most countries have VERY strict drug laws which could come with long trials, jail time, or in some places, the death penalty. Violating these policies may also result in your dismissal from your program and you would receive zero credit for the semester.

Remember that you are subject to your host country's laws. If arrested, the American consular officer cannot get you released from jail. For more information, contact the United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs.

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