Staying Safe in South Africa

Safety is a key component to having a great study abroad experience. I think my favorite tip is “walk like a badass” that goes back to what my mom used to tell me, “Act like you belong someplace and people will believe that you do.” So often tourists look lost and unsure of their surroundings because they are. However, if you can disguise your lost behavior and duck into someplace to review your map, then you are less likely to be a target. Whether you’re on a semester long program or a short-term experience, it is important to keep safety in mind throughout your time abroad.

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