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General Safety Tips
Stay Alert and Trust your Instincts – particularly in busy or unfamiliar areas, if you feel uneasy get out and away from the place
Keep Valuables Close – do not flash valuables or draw attention to pickpockets
Keep a Low Profile – keep in mind you are a foreigner in the country you are travelling; be respectful of other cultures and beliefs
Learn Your Surroundings – what areas you should avoid, contacts, how the public transportation works, etc.
Keep in Contact – keeping hosts/supervisors updated on your whereabouts is a must, but we also suggest regularly contacting someone you trust in the U.S. with updates and location