DURING A WSU-SPONSORED STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
Your Study Abroad Program Director is the official in-country representative of Weber State University and has responsibility for enforcing WSU’s study abroad policies and other relevant university policies during the program. Enforcement may involve limiting or excluding individuals from continuing to participate in the study abroad program, including returning them to WSU before the conclusion of the program.
For your own safety and that of the other participants, use these common sense strategies while traveling abroad:
- do not accept responsibility for non-trip participants’ luggage in the airport
- do not leave your bags or articles unattended
- do not check bags for anyone outside of the trip group, or carry gift packages for anyone you do not know very well
- do not take anyone else’s luggage through Customs
- avoid suspicious, abandoned packages in the airport and elsewhere and report them to security personnel
- get in and out of airports, train, bus and subway stations as promptly as possible
- watch for and report suspicious behavior and don’t be shy about it
- avoid large crowds or demonstrations; get out of the area immediately and do not photograph these events
- take care with what you photograph because many individuals and groups do not want their picture taken
- keep informed through local radio and television broadcasts and develop a political awareness of local conditions (the Study Abroad Office may also assist in monitoring in-country conditions while the trip progresses)
- if necessary, implement evacuation procedures as outlined in the emergency management plan
NOTE: The right is reserved by WSU, in its sole discretion, to cancel the program or any aspect thereof after departure, requiring that all participants return to the United States or to WSU if WSU determines or believes that any person is or will be in danger if the program or any aspect thereof is continued.
As accidents or emergencies arise, your Program Director may seek local medical care as needed, but the Director is advised not to distribute medicine to participants. Even over-the-counter medicines can be lethal for some people. Consequently, you should use the pain relievers, anti-diarrheal drugs, antacids, etc, which you have brought with you. If this is not possible, find a local pharmacy for assistance. Be aware that drugs sold over-the counter in other countries may often contain stronger doses than found in the U.S.
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