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Study Abroad
The Center for Global Education constantly monitors the safety and security of its programs and program locations. We discuss with our staff and colleagues in our program locations any safety concerns or measures as they arise. We monitor the U.S. State Department guidelines for Americans abroad. We subscribe to a variety of independent security agencies for further information. We watch the media. We consult with experts here at Rutgers University. Should something occur in a particular location abroad, the Center for Global Education will address what is necessary in that location. We treat each location individually and specifically; we do not make blanket decisions or recommendations for all of our programs. If you have particular safety concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

Keeping Safe While Abroad

Safety is of utmost importance for American students abroad.  There will be endless distractions while you are abroad- new sights, new smells, new foods, new friends- you may not be aware of it, but others are.  Travelers are often targets to pick-pocketers and other unsavory types.  Make sure to read this section carefully to learn how to take care of yourself and how to proceed in the event of an emergency.

U.S. State Department

Safety Tips

Traffic and Road Safety

Tips for Weekend/School Break/Vacation Travel

In the Event of a Crime


Sexual Assault

Alcohol and Drugs

In the Event of a Natural/Political/Social Emergency