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Aug 13, 2007
Travel Tips for Students
- Carmela Bignotia Email this article

Preparation and knowledge is the key to avoid worries and problems while traveling. Take note of the following reminders:

 

Have your travel documents ready. Take care of your passport and visas, as these must always be with you when you are in a foreign territory.

 

Donít forget to sign your travel documents and fill up the emergency information page of the passport.

 

Research about the countries you will be visiting. Make sure you are aware of travel advisories or recent public announcements.

 

Leave copies of important documents to your family like passport, visas, and contact information like addresses, and telephone numbers. Make sure that your family is aware of your whereabouts by leaving them a copy of your itinerary.

It is important to understand the content of the Consular Information Sheet. It contains the latest travel information of the country you wish to visit. It also provides information on entry regulations, as well as a crime and security situation, drug penalties, road conditions, and the location of the U.S. embassy, consulates, and consular agencies.

A particular country deemed to be an unsafe destination is one example of a travel warning while public announcements give the latest information about relatively short-term conditions that may pose risks to the security of travelers


A medical insurance and evaluation will be helpful in case of emergency while you are overseas.

Different countries have different set of laws and it is important that you make an effort to be familiar with them.


Take care of your belongings while traveling. It is also wise not to accept packages from a stranger.

Stay out of trouble while abroad. Avoid excessive alcohol intake and donít take prohibited drugs. Taking part in demonstrations and rallies is also not recommended.

 

Do not take prohibited drugs is  using illicit drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages, and associating with people who do.

 

Avoid being a victim of robbery by wearing simple clothes and accessories. Jewelries and flashy clothes are not recommended as well as carrying to much cash or numerous credit cards.

 

In exchanging foreign currencies, deal only with authorized agents to avoid violating local laws.

If you intend to work or study while outside USA, inquire at the   Embassy of the country you are planning to visit regarding visa and other entry requirements.

 

It is important to understand the content of the Consular Information Sheet. It contains the latest travel information of the country you wish to visit. It also provides information on entry regulations, as well as a crime and security situation, drug penalties, road conditions, and the location of the U.S. embassy, consulates, and consular agencies.

 

A particular country deemed to be an unsafe destination is one example of a travel warning while Public Announcements give the latest information about relatively short-term conditions that may pose risks to the security of travelers.


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