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Research Your Host Country

Research Your Host Country
One of the most important things you can do to prepare for your time abroad is familiarize yourself with your host country. Research important health and safety considerations for your destination by consulting the following resources:
  Anything you can do to learn more about your destination will enhance your study abroad experience. You can start by researching the following topics:
  • Type of government
  • Geography and climate
  • Education system
  • Religions and holidays
  • Socioeconomic classes
  • Relationship with the United States
  • Race relations
  • Gender roles
  • LGBT+ support
  • Accessibility of public buildings, sidewalks, and transportation systems
Here are some additional resources for further research: