Do you plan to study abroad? If you decide to go, what college will you attend?
13 Apr 07
a few all-purpose tips about staying safe abroad.Be alert. People-watching is part of the pleasure of foreign travel. It's also part of keeping safe.Trust your instincts. This connects with our first point. If you become aware of suspicious behavior, if you're getting bad vibes from someone on the street, put some distance between yourself and the situation. Be inconspicuous. One travels to see, not to be seen. Clothing or behavior that broadcasts "tourist" or "young American abroad" could bring trouble in your direction. Don't sightsee in large, English-speaking groups. This connects with our third point. It can be fun to wander about with a friend or two, but large groups of young American's (inevitably a bit boisterous) can attract unwanted attention and hostility. Of course one must violate this rule in program-sponsored outings.Avoid "American" haunts. Why hang around fast-food joints and tourist traps when quieter, more "authentic" areas beckon?
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13 Apr 07
I want to study abroad someday. I haven't got a college or university preference as of yet, but it'll be a few years before I get the opportunity to study overseas. I'm not even sure the school I'm attending in the fall offers a study abroad curriculum..I definitely intend to find that out though. I know I'm going to take a semester have and participate in a DTS(Discipleship Training School) with the YWAM organization in another year or two; I just need to save up for it. Of all places to go, I'd really love to go to Lausanne in Switzerland. It sounds really nice!