The UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness had a travel safety seminar today. Here are some of the tips they recommend:
download a travel safety app
- Know where the US Embassy is
- Be aware of your surroundings
- watch our for pickpockets or bag snatchers
Kelsey Hamilton, one of the students who went to the seminar says “they’ll know you’re a tourist” and that because of this it “makes yourself an easy target”.
Amanda L-Hadi, the vice-president of the Study Abroad program says that her best advice for students is to not do anything you normally wouldn’t because “you’re in a different place and you might not be aware of what’s going on”.