“The more you know, the more protected you are. Awareness is your greatest ally.”





  • Increased awareness of gender- & power-based violence abroad
  • Confidence in preventing and responding to such dangers
  • Increased comfortability in having conversations around this topic with others
  • Take a moment to record your personal goals

SAFER General Tips

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Always Know Your Surroundings

Acknowledge how locals are behaving and be aware. Also discover where your nearest medical resources are.


Develop a Student Network

Maintain communication with a cohort, faculty advisor, and support back home. Record contact information with the American Embassies.


Reflect Your Expectations

Acknowledge your wants, needs, and goals of a trip/outing. Share these expectations with someone in your support network and check in regularly.


Develop a Safety Plan

Arrange for transportation to and from outings, have contact information written down for local authorities, medical services, and someone in your support network at all times.