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  • Do plan to get your vaccinations for your travels well in advance.
  • Do make copies of you passport just in case it is misplaced or stolen. Leave one at home and keep a copy on you hidden while you travel.
  • Do wear a money belt, and make sure it is hidden. You can carry cash and the photocopy of your passport here.
  • Do wear sunscreen and bug repellent even on cloudy days.
  • Do bring traveler's checks. They are easy to recover if lost or stolen.
  • Do make an effort to speak the language. A little goes a long way.
  • Do dress appropriately. Be sensitive to the culture of the country you are visiting.
  • Do throw yourself into the culture. There is a lot you can learn.
  • Do pack lightly. Less is more. Bring comfortable clothing that can be washed and dried easily.
  • Do your research before you get to your destination. Read about the culture and the country prior to your departure.


  • Don't forget to contact the embassy upon your arrival to a new country. This contact could save your life.
  • Don't give money those who beg.
  • Don't wear expensive jewelry. You can be a target for mugging.
  • Don't carry a large day pack. Try to be subtle with your accessories.
  • Don't be closed minded to new cultures. You can learn a lot from traveling.
  • Don't drink beverages with ice. You are at risk for a variety of water-born illnesses.
  • Don't eat anything you haven't peeled yourself for example fruits and nuts.
  • Don't take public transportation or travel alone at night especially at border crossings.
  • Don't carry large sums of money on you. Split up your money in a few spots just in case you are a victim of robbery.
  • Don't look lost even if you are. Go somewhere "safe" and ask for directions.

Travel Safety

Obtaining a Visa
VISA CONNECTIONS( Obtain a visa to travel)