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Customs Forms

  • use model as a guide for filling out

Negotiating Airport Security

  • Remove shoes, jackets,belts, jewelry, anything with metal, laptops & 3-1-1 bag
  • You may be frisked, wanded or have your hands or suitcase swabbed
  • You may be asked to have a full body scan
  • Do not make jokes or say anything that could be construed as threatening
  • Be patient and polite!

Taxi

  • Use only officials taxis
  • Negotiate price before you get in
  • Insist on safe driving

Avoid Unnecessary Risks

  • Limit unsafe activities
  • Avoid driving
  • No alcohol or drugs
  • Travel and explore with others (not alone)
  • Take care when crossing the street
  • No hitch-hiking

Healthy Choices

  • Inform program staff of pre-existing medical conditions
  • Wash hands with soap frequently or use hand sanitizer
  • In developing countries
    • Drink only bottled beverages from a sealed container
    • Avoid ice in drinks
    • Eat only peeled or cooked fruits and vegetables (No salads)
    • Avoid street food
    • Boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it!

Passport

  • Carry a copy with you at all times
  • Hide the original in a safe place

Safety

  • Know where you are going and how to get there
  • Leave jewelry and valuables at home
  • Don’t flash money, credit cards, etc.
  • Don’t change money on the black market
  • Carry money close in multiple locations (wallet, pocket, sock, etc.)
  • Use the buddy system
  • Let others know your plans
  • Don’t leave bags unattended
  • Secure your backpack, wallet, purse, computer, phone
  • Never accept packages from strangers
  • Pay attention – five feet rule –
    • be aware of what’s going on in front, behind, and beside
  • Careful where you sit (ants, etc.)

Blend

  • Avoid American hang-outs
  • Avoid crowds and protests
  • Be attentive to how you are perceived by locals
  • Don’t act so “American” – not so loud

Use Caution in Relationships

  • Beware of unexpectedly amorous men and women
  • Know who you are with
  • Use caution in bars/pubs/parties
  • Avoid divulging unnecessary information about yorelf, your program and others (hotel, itinerary etc.)
  • Report harassment immediately

Written By

Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyConsumer and Community Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
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