Studying abroad is a time for travel and exploration. Do not let a fear of what might happen deter you from doing something you have always wanted to do. Follow the travel advisories, keep abreast of political and economic situations in certain countries, and use common sense. The following information is to help you prepare and take precautions so your experience abroad can be as safe and healthy as possible.
(This section has been adapted from the Center for Global Education's Study Abroad Student Handbook.)