The healthcare system in your host country likely will be different than it is in the U.S. Your on-site program staff will assist you with scheduling a doctor’s appointment and seeking medical care.
Safety can never be guaranteed – whether at Providence College or in another country. However, with a little common sense you can significantly reduce your chances of becoming a victim. It’s important to remember that the United States has a much higher violent crime rate than other countries. While abroad, the most likely threats will be:
Your risk increases exponentially when you are intoxicated. The best way to have a safe and rewarding experience abroad is to drink responsibly, avoid walking alone at night, and use the same common sense you would in any major American city.