The U.S. State Department has extensive information about international travel and living abroad. One section of their website is specifically for students:
Other State Department sites related to international travel that may be of interest:
Pickpocketing is the most common crime in most large cities throughout the world and it can happen anytime, anywhere.
Student typically stay very "connected" while they are abroad. There are three primary methods for using a mobile device while abroad: signing up for an international plan with a major U.S. carrier, purchasing a SIM card, or using Wi-Fi to communicate through mobile applications such as Skype, FaceTime or Viber. Wireless internet access is available for student use at all extended campuses.
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