Going for studies
abroad is an enjoyable experience, and one must make the most of it, as it is a
once in a lifetime opportunity. However, while having fun, one needs to be
alert of all the risks and dangers which one can encounter while pursuing their
This blog aims at
providing you with some tips and suggestions to be safe and sound while having
the time of your life overseas.
1. Gather information
regarding the country you are traveling to
When you leave for
your destination, you should try to gather as much information you can about
the country you are visiting. One should also try to get information with
regards to the customs, traditions, and procedures to have a comfortable and
hassle-free stay in your host country.
2. Be alert and learn
to trust your instincts
For traveling abroad,
it is imperative to stay alert and vigilant of your surroundings. If you are
enjoying yourself in a busy marketplace, then make sure that you are aware of
what is happening around you. Another essential thing to be mindful of is to
trust your instincts, and if you feel uneasy about anything, one should move
away from that location and relocate to a new one.
3. Be careful of your
If you try to draw attention
to your valuables, it will make you susceptible to being robbed by the
pickpockets. Also, ensure that you are extra careful of your luggage and other
4. Maintain a low
Being a foreigner, one
should always keep a low profile and try not to attract too much attention.
This does not mean that one should be avoidant of people but try your level
best not to broadcast the fact that you are a foreigner. An example of this is
not to be loud while in a public place, and dressing like the local population
will help you integrate, which will also stop unnecessary attention being drawn
5. Get to know your
Apart from getting
information about the country you are visiting, it is equally important to
gather the requisite information with regards to the city or town you are
visiting. This information will, in all probability, be available at the study
abroad office, but you can also get in touch with the past students to gather
the same. You should know about the transportation system, areas to avoid, etc.
6. Drink responsibly
leads to drinking, the golden rule while consuming alcohol is to drink
responsibly. Alcohol tends to remove inhibitions and lowers the sense of
judgment, which can make you highly vulnerable to trouble and thieves.
7. Keep in touch with
your nears and dears
One of the most
important rules while traveling abroad is to be in constant contact with your
friends and family and to inform them of your whereabouts. Also, if you are
staying in an apartment, then notify your roommates of where you are going-
that way, if something goes wrong, someone knows where you went.
Also, if you want your study abroad experience to be enjoyable and with no hassle, then be sure to be well informed, avoid trouble at any cost and be sure to have a great time.