Students and their families should be aware that the U.S. Department of State maintains a website for U.S. citizen students who are, or will be, studying abroad, and it addresses the following subject areas:
- Enrolling one’s presence abroad with the nearest U.S. Embassy through the STEP Enrollment Program
- Checking country-specific conditions, travel warnings, and alerts
- Offering students travel safety and other traveling tips
By registering online, you provide the Department of State a record of your upcoming trip abroad, which enables the department to better assist you in case of an emergency.
For helpful tips on staying safe during your time abroad, download the following document:
Key Strategies for Avoiding an Emergency While Studying Abroad (PDF)