Safety and Security
Safety is one of the most commonly expressed concerns of study abroad students. The information provided below is here to inform preconceived notions and to provide context for some risks that will be assume. For the vast majority of experiences abroad, students will not encounter "dangers" that are any different to those they may experience here in Michigan.
PIC Safety Procedures
The Padnos International Center makes every effort to ensure that its students are as safe as possible. PIC takes several actions to this end.
Despite its best efforts, PIC cannot guarantee the safety of students studying abroad, just as GVSU cannot guarantee the safety of students in Michigan. It is critical that you learn about the country you are entering and that you take your "street smarts" with you.
When you arrive at your host institution, you will realize that there is a lot to learn about your new surroundings. During your on-site orientation, you should be provided with information on safety. If not, ask!
Be sure to check out these links!
The Department of State's website is a great resource for information on smart travel, traveling documents, safety, etc. We highly recommend that you at least skim through the material.
The Center for Disease Control's website provides information regarding sanitation, drinking water, health tips, and information regarding what immunizations you may need for your trip.
Page last modified March 3, 2014