Travel Safety Abroad: Your Guide to a Worry Free Vacation
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Travel Safety Abroad: Your Guide to a Worry Free Vacation

Have a great trip by learning practical steps to help keep you safe while traveling abroad.
4.2 (6 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,832 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2016
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • To provide information that will help reduce travel risks.
  • In the course you will learn about resources you can use to plan for a safe trip.
Requirements
  • Internet access
  • PC, Mac or mobile device
  • No prerequisite knowledge
Description

Recently Added: Video of Thieves in action at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Course Summary

This course is perfect for frequent travelers, international travelers and students that are planning to spend a semester abroad. Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive experience, by providing information that will help reduce risks and anxiety often associated with traveling in a foreign country. The course can also be used as a resource anytime you are planning a trip.

The course consists of six sections discussing various topics related to travel safety including, but not limited to, general safety, how to prepare for your trip, what to pack, what to look for when using public transportation, how to act when in a different culture and what to do in case of an emergency. The course has a number of video lectures with over one hour of material, quizzes, external resources and tools to help plan your trip.

Remember, the best way to reduce risk when you travel is to know before you go. Having the knowledge and preparing for your trip will give you the confidence to relax and get the most out of your time spent abroad.

Who this course is for:
  • Frequent travelers
  • International travelers
  • Students planning to study abroad
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 01:19:03
+ Getting Started
4 lectures 13:10
History and Risk
03:59
Reducing Risk
02:52
Being an Ambassador
03:18
Your Travel Program
03:01
Getting Started
5 questions
+ General Safety Abroad
4 lectures 13:08

A key aspect of traveling safe is ensuring you pack for safety.

Packing for Safety
03:46
Before You Go
02:25

Having the right mindset is important. Watch the YouTube video to see thieves in action, targeting tourists at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. 

The Travel Mindset
02:19
Local Culture
04:38
General Safety Abroad
5 questions
+ Transportation
5 lectures 17:12

This lecture discusses a number of issues related to staying safe while traveling by plane.

Air Travel
02:46
Taxi Cabs
04:58
Buses and Trains
02:54
Safe Car Travel
06:34

Over the last several decades cruises have grown in popularity. Taking a cruise can be a wonderful experience, but like any other activity it comes with risks. This lecture provides 5 tips to help reduce your risks.

Taking a Cruise
1 page
Transportation
5 questions
+ At Your Destination
4 lectures 14:40
Basic Health
03:38

When traveling, take extra care when walking alone.

Walking Alone
02:09
Socializing and Parties
04:32
At Your Destination
5 questions
+ Special Issues
5 lectures 16:19
Traveling with a Friend
01:50
SMART Phones
02:18
Female Travelers
03:03
Travel in the Age of Terrorism
05:08
Special Issues
5 questions
+ Final Thoughts
1 lecture 01:01

Don't forget to print out your certificate of completion and download the Travel Safety Checklist. Use the checklist anytime you are planning a trip.

Final Thoughts
01:01