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Travel Safety Tips for Students

Posted on 03 November 2018 by admin (0)

It is exciting for students when they travel as it is an experience that can change their perception about life and make them better people. They will be able to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures which will make them appreciate others and also make it possible to have a better understanding of their lessons in school if the travel was educational. However, it is important to note that there are laws that govern the areas you are traveling to and you will need to abide by them if you want to enjoy the trip.

Below are some of the concerns that a student needs to have in mind when traveling:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse: different countries have varying rules when the issue of drug and alcohol use is concerned. There are places that will allow the use of marijuana for recreational purposes while in other countries, using marijuana for recreation purposes is a violation of the law that will have grave consequences.
  • Careless behavior: Acts such as fighting, vandalism, and other sexual crimes are serious offenses in most of the countries worldwide. The penalty for such acts will also differ from one location to the other and what is considered as a petty offense may be a big deal in other countries. Be careful with every step that you take and avoid a company that will corrupt your good thinking and get you into trouble with the authorities.
  • Women’s safety: Women are vulnerable when traveling and can easily become the target of most criminals. To prevent this from happening, it is important for women to avoid traveling alone. If possible travel in groups and let others know of your whereabouts at all time. The dressing should also be decent as this will also help in ensuring your safety.
  • Pickpockets: This is a common crime in most countries and you will need to be very careful when walking with your purse or a wallet. You can carry your purse diagonally across the shoulders as it will be difficult for a pickpocket to remove it in that position. Male students should also avoid putting their wallets in the back pockets and instead, put them in one of the front pockets. The use of fanny packs should also be avoided as this will make everyone regard you as a tourist and as a result, make you a convenient target for the criminals.

In the event that an emergency has occurred and you require urgent help, you should have a number that you or the person assisting you can use to reach the concerned parties. Always ensure that you do not get on the wrong side of the law simply because you are a student as this may ruin your entire life or bring your travel adventure to an abrupt ending when you end up getting deported back to your country of origin. Get to interact with the locals as this will also help you to understand the rules better and in doing this, you will never find yourself in a situation that will compromise your safety as you travel.