The health and safety of study abroad participants is of utmost importance. As always, being aware of one's surroundings and avoiding risky practices and situations is critical to ensuring a trouble-free experience abroad. There are a few guidelines for following safe practices, which you may wish to review with your child
NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, has published a guide of responsible study abroad practices for health and safety. The following is a sumary of the guide: Health and Safety Guide.