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  • 1. International Security & HealthIn Education Abroad

2. Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/travel/ ImmunizationsCommon DiseasesFoodWaterMedications 3. Register with STEP(Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) 4. www.osac.gov 5. Consult Local News Resources 6. Preparation Continued Call your financial institutions! Copy important documents multiple copies (at least 3!) store them in different places (E.g. Parents house!) Passport, License, Contacts List, Insurance Card, etc Compile important contact information Director, Facilitator, Parents, Roommates, Host Family, CreditCard Theft Hotlines, Doctors, Embassy, etc Secure publicly available personal information(Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) 7. Understanding Risks & Threats Security is not BLACK & WHITE7 8. Questions you should consider1. What should I do if I have a medical situation oremergency?2. What should I do if I am a victim of a crime?3. What natural disasters are more likely to occur, andwhat should I do if they do occur?4. Are there areas, times, or behaviors that attracthigher safety or security risks?5. What cultural elements affect my safety andsecurity?6. What laws or customs may affect me?7. Do I need any medications while I am abroad andwhat should I do if I do need medications?8. What health factors should I take intoconsideration?9. How will I cope with culture shock?10. What elements make me or my location unique? 9. Sources of Health & Safety challengesrelevant to students and programs Physical Environment Crime/Safety Climate Robbery/Theft Natural Disasters Assault Accommodations Sexual Harassment/Assault Food and Water Language and/or Cultural Behavior/choiceBarriers Risky behavior or activities Following program rules Political Environment BYU Honor Code Corruption Elections Transportation Political Turmoil Traffic Terrorism Pedestrians Local Law Rides 10. Understanding Risks & ThreatsPrinciples Location Activities Time of day Probability of incident 10 11. 11Most of the incidents we deal withare pedestrian, auto, or water-related, not violent crime.How will you be travelingand what should youwatch for? Buses Taxis Trains Walking 12. 12 Flat, Apartment & Hotel Safety Check your windows and doors for adequate locks. Do not open your door to anyone you do not know including workers. Make sure that you have adequate lighting inside and out. Check for emergency exits / fire escapes. Do not leave belongings out in the open. Do not leave bags, etc unattended. Lock any valuable items (including documents) in a safe oryour suitcase. 13. Theft: Distractions Techniques Pushing, jostling or surrounding the victim. Using children to beg or otherwise distract the victim. Engaging the victim in conversation. Accidentally spilling a substance on the victims clothes and then offering to help clean it up. Targeting victims possessions that are on the ground or otherwise out of the victims hands. Dropping money or coins near the victim. Virtual Kidnappings Purse snatching 14. 14ATM and Credit Card Fraud Dont tell anyone your PIN. Eyeball the ATM before using it. If there are any odd signs or stickers, dont use it. If the reader doesnt return your card, contact your supervisor and the police immediately. Check your statements frequently. Dont accept help from strangers at any ATM. Dont let your card out of your sight while making purchases. 15. Counterfeit Bills REAL FAKE 16. 16Money and other Valuables 17. Critical IncidentA US Citizen was having lunch at a hotel when her purse was stolenfrom the back of her chair.What did she do wrong? 18. Terrorism, Assault, Burglary,18Kidnappings 19. Robbery Remain calm Be cooperative Avoid argumentsKidnappingExpress KidnappingRobbery/Armed Robbery 20. Robbery and Theft Prevention Be aware of who and what are around you. You watch your stuff! Lock your valuables in a safe (if available) or inyour suitcase at your residence. Carry only what you need and conceal whatyou carry.The harder your valuables are to get to, the lesslikely you are to be robbed. 21. 21Whats Wrong with This Picture? The more you stand out, the more of a target you make yourself. What can you do to help yourself blend in? Walk with purpose & confidence Clothes Language What youre carrying 22. Emergencies do happen Environmental Hazards (Earthquakes, Hurricanes, TropicalStorms, Blizzards, Loss of Power or Water, etc.) Political Problems (Mass Demonstrations, Political Turmoil,Terrorism, etc.) Loss of Property (Lost Documents, Stolen Money, Loss ofPhone or Computer) 23. Critical IncidentA group of BYU students were in Chengdu, China when a7.9 magnitude earthquake occurred. It was the deadliestearthquake in 32 years, killing 68,000 people. They were only50 miles from the epicenter. The group was instantly helpless.They had no food, water, little money, and outsidecommunications were extremely limited. It took several daysto evacuate the group out of Chengdu. In the first 72 hoursthey experienced scores of aftershocks, ranging from 4.0 to6.1 in magnitude. They were in a constant state ofemergency. 24. Critical IncidentWhile on a field study, a student was waiting to be pickedup by a friend. The student decided to grab some items leftat their residence, a very short distance away, but left theirbag hiding in some bushes. When they returned less than 5minutes later, the bag was gone. Inside the bag was theirpassport, important documents, credit card, cash, traintickets, and their camera. To top it all off, their phone diedshortly after, and they were unable to recharge it. Thestudent was left with few options, as they had little moneyand communication was extremely limited. 25. Be Prepared: Keep your critical documents secure Ensure that your phone is charged and has sufficientminutes. Keep enough cash (even dollars) to be able to survive fora couple of days. Have enough water and food to last a couple of days. Keep a spare change of clothes. 26. 26The Mom Rule!! Let someone know where you are going, what you are doing and when you will return. Give your travel itineraries to your director. Obey curfews! 27. Travel Safely and Have Fun!

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