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Question

Are certain study abroad programs safer than others? If so, how do I know which ones will be the safest?

2 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    You should contact your Study Abroad office. Each school and program is different. It would also...
    You should contact your Study Abroad office. Each school and program is different. It would also be great to speak with people who have traveled and hear their experiences as well. But I can say with certainty that all schools try to provide and create a safe environment, no matter which country or program you choose.
  • mentor picture Miloni Gandhi
     
    Miloni Gandhi
    Associate Director, International Recruitment, Office of Admissions
    University of Southern California
    Programs that are legitimate are generally safe. The best way to check the legitimacy of a...
    Programs that are legitimate are generally safe. The best way to check the legitimacy of a program is to talk to other students who have studied abroad on the same program and ask what they thought. Additionally, programs that have been around longer will have more experience with safety issues in their location. Physical harm that might be incurred while abroad really depends on each student’s vigilance and decision making. While you can’t control nature, you should also be aware if there are any natural disasters that are new to you in your study abroad region so that you are aware of what to do.
 
 
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