-Always let someone know where you are going and when you plan to get back. Get their phone...
-Always let someone know where you are going and when you plan to get back. Get their phone
number and give them yours.
-Be wary of what you drink and eat. If you are at a bar/pub, do not leave your drink unattended.
If you are not sure whether the tap water is safe, drink bottled water instead.
-Go out with at least one other friend, especially if you’re going to stay out late.
-Have a card with emergency contact information (ambulance, consulate/embassy, hospital, fire
department, police; friends, host family, school); make sure these important phone numbers are in
your cell phone’s contact list.
-Have different payment methods i.e. cash, credit card, debit card. In case your credit or debit
cards get stolen, have the bank’s contact information.
-Know the customs/laws of the city/country.
-Know where the dangerous/sketchy areas of cities are.
-Know where the nearest consulate or embassy is.
-Put a lock on your backpack. If you are a female, keep a close eye on your bag or purse
(particularly cross-body bags/bags with a long shoulder strap), especially in crowded areas,
because pickpockets could easily steal things from it.