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, avoid all temptation to buy, sell, carry or use any type of drug. Most countries have VERY strict drug laws. Long trials, prison sentences, and even the death penalty can result from drug possession.

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.

Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Crime

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