My Top Ten Travel Tips That Students Need To Know

Top Ten Travel Tips For Students

If you are a student traveling overseas to a foreign country, you need to make some preparations.

Here are the top ten travel advice for students traveling abroad

1. Make sure that you have a valid signed passport and visa, if necessary. Also, before you go, fill out the emergency information page with your passport! Make color copies of your passport and visa information and carry one with you at all times. This way, you can secure your passport in the hotel room safe.

2. Read the consular information sheets (and general notices or travel warnings, if any) for the countries you intend to visit. You can easily find it on the U.S. Department of State travel website. Register your flight online at the same site.

3. Leave copies of the itinerary, passport and visa data page with family or friends at home, so that they can contact you in an emergency. Keep your host software aware of where you are.

4. Make sure you have insurance that covers your urgent medical needs (including medical evacuation) while you are abroad. If you bring any medicine with you, make sure you have copies of your prescriptions.

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Students Travel Tips

5. Learn about the local laws and customs of the countries you travel to. Remember, while you are in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws! You will not be in Kansas anymore. What is legal in one country may not be in another. Do your homework before you go.

6. Never leave your luggage unattended in public areas and never accept packages from strangers. Potential thieves and drug traffickers may target you. Be committed and report anything suspicious.

7. Abroad, avoid using illegal drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages, and be associated with people who do so. Having small amounts of marijuana may be a misdemeanor in your home town, but it may be a first-degree felony in another country. Instead of a small fine, you may look at 10 to 20 years in prison. Do not consider drug use in a foreign country.

8. Do not become a target for thieves by wearing clear clothing and expensive jewelry and do not carry excess money or unnecessary credit cards. Wear a simple and simple dress with casual shirts and jeans.

9. Only deal with authorized agents when you exchange money to avoid violating local laws. Currency and bank exchange are your best options. Street cashiers or back alleys may be illegal.

10. When outside, avoid demonstrations and other situations that may become wild or where anti-American feelings can be expressed. Avoid government buildings and embassies unless you absolutely have to go. Registration on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel website will provide the embassy with a way to contact you in the country either by phone or email.

Use common sense and enjoy a wonderful trip.

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