Safety Tips for International Students

Studying abroad is undoubtedly very exciting. It takes some research and time to decide which country you want to go and what are the options available. When attending an education fair, you will find that a common question asked, especially by concerned parents, is how safe will their child be in a different country. Apart from the fun you definitely need to keep in mind the dangers that you can come across when you study in a different country.

Before you leave for another country it is always advisable that you do your research and know as much as possible about it. You should have all travel information and also general information about the country, its people, culture etc. You can take help from people you might know there or take help from information available on the internet. With all the research, you will be well equipped to know how to work in the new place. There are some very simple rules that you need to take care of:

Trust your Instincts and Stay Alert

It will always help you to be alert and be aware of what all is going around you. When you are in a new place and you are unsure of something or if you feel there is something suspicious or unsafe just move out as soon as you can. If you are unhappy about something, trust your instincts and move to a place where you feel comfortable.

Keep Your Valuables Safe

Do not flash around your valuables like your phone or wallet full of money among people you do not know. This will catch the attention of people around you and you can get into troubles.

Low Profile

As you are a foreigner studying in a new country, keep a low profile. Be confident of what you do but do not many people know you do not belong to the place and are unaware of many things. Try and dress up like people around you and avoid doing something which will attract attention and might get into trouble.

Know your surroundings

You should not only get information about the country you are visiting but also try and know as much as you can about the city you are going to stay in. You should get in touch with old students or with friends in the city who will help you know everything about the city. Some things that you would want to know are the unsafe areas of the city or the public transportation system etc.

Drink Safely

Socializing with friends is usually about having a few drinks. When you are new in a city always drink carefully and with people you know and can trust. You should always be in a position to differentiate between right and wrong and be with people who will not put you into trouble.

Keep in Touch

With the facilities of mobile phones and internet, it is advisable if you let someone know of what you are doing and where you are going. You always do not have to tell someone back home of your whereabouts, it can be your room mate also. The idea is someone should know where you are going so that they can trace you if needed.

If you attended an education fair in Hyderabad, you would have come to know of many things about the city you plan on moving to. When you decide to study in a new city keeping in mind few safety tips would always help.

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