Parents and students have a role to play in minimizing potential dangers. Please share this list with your parents and discuss a personal safety plan for your time abroad. The review of risks is limited in scope and reflects EAP's current information. Circumstances may change over time.
EAP cannot guarantee the safety of participants or ensure that risk will not at times be significantly greater than on a UC campus. EAP cannot monitor the daily personal decisions, choices, and activities of individual participants any more than is the case on the home campus. These lists identify some of the most common hazards associated with particular activities or the environment (e.g., extreme heat or cold, endemic disease, transportation, crime, violence, political instability, lack of electricity, lack of water, etc.).
Voluntary risks are those associated with activities that students may decide to undertake (e.g., driving a car, riding a motorcycle, smoking, taking public transportation, abusing drugs/alcohol, etc.). Involuntary risks are those associated with activities that happen to students that are out of their control. (e.g., acts of nature such as being struck by lightning, fires, floods, tornados, etc., and exposure to contaminants, etc.) These documents highlight several risks associated with studying and living abroad.
Carefully consider the hazards that have been identified and take preventive measures accordingly.
Current Risk Assessments