“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
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.