We want to help all students studying off-campus to have a safe and fruitful experience. Before leaving make sure to review the following precautions:

• Review all pre-departure information sent to you by your program and by Whitman College.

• Read carefully the U.S. State Department Travel Alerts and Warnings for the country or countries you plan to visit.

• Register online with the U.S. Embassy in the country where you will study.

Once you have arrived in your host country or host U.S. city, take seriously information that your program provides regarding safety issues and local norms of behavior. If you travel independently for day trips or long trips while abroad, please leave a copy of your itinerary and contact information with your program staff so that you can be reached in an emergency.