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Safety Tips
The most important factor in your safety abroad is likely to be your behaviour. It's wise to do the following:
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Don't wander through unfamiliar areas alone, and always remain alert.
  • Use caution when walking or jogging. Remember that in some countries, drivers use the left side of the road. In certain areas, drivers may not expect anyone to be running along the road.
  • When crossing streets, keep in mind that pedestrians may not be given the right of way.
  • Be careful with alcohol. If you drink, make sure it is only with people you know and trust, and designate one person to remain sober. Never drink and drive. (Drunk driving laws abroad are sometimes much more severe than you find in Africa and some parts of Asia).
  • Don't attract attention to yourself with provocative clothing or boisterous conversation in public. Observe local students' behaviour, and try to mimic it.
  • Use only official taxis. Unless meters are used, agree on the fare before you get in.
  • Stay away from demonstrations or any kind of civil disturbances. Even innocent bystanders can be hurt or arrested.
  • Protect your passport. Keep it with you safely. Be careful when displaying it.
  • Accidents can happen anywhere. If driving, know what local traffic laws are and follow them. Always use a seat-belt. Make sure you understand local road signs and signals. There’s always a severe punishment for road law breakers.
  • Remain alert when walking. Before crossing streets, remember to look both ways; in some countries, traffic will be coming from the opposite direction from what you would expect.
  • While these preventative measures can ward off some dangers, anyone can be a victim of a random accident or theft. For these rare circumstances, it is a good idea to have travel insurance available in case medical attention is needed, or stolen goods need to be replaced.
Packing And Travel Tips
Smart packing is a must for any student who wants to travel abroad to study. Many hosting universities have packing checklists available, which will alleviate any uncertainty when deciding what to bring and what not to bring. Following these tips will also help with the process:
  • Ensure you have a travel insurance
  • Find out what the typical weather pattern in the selected country during this time period.
  • If you are travelling during the winter season, ensure that you carry along with you jackets and other warm clothes. And if you are travelling during the summer season, carry T-shirts and other light clothes.
  • Research how many pieces of luggage can be taken on an international flight and what is the allowed weight limit for each piece. Though you can always pay for excess luggage, however, some airlines have bigger capacity for luggage than others.
  • Make sure the luggage meets all of the safety and customs requirements for international flights.
  • Always keep valuables such as money, passport, credentials and camera equipment in your handbag, which should stay with the student at all times during the flight.
  • As a parent, if your child has a large amount of baggage, check with the host institution to see if some of it can be shipped in advance.
  • Always beware of fraudsters when you arrive at the airport. Don’t give money or hand your luggage over to anyone. Wait until you see the Representative of Higherway Educational Consultant who was sent to pick you up from the airport.
When you finally arrive, a Representative of Higherway Educational Consultant would:
1.     1. Help u obtain a new SIM CARD for your phone.
2.     2. Conduct you round the city to have a good view of the city and country at large.
3.     3. Take you to the Bank to open a new Bank Account.
4.     4. Help you obtain a Student Card (Student Card gives you access for cheaper transport fare for bus and Train).

NOTE: Please note that the ideal monthly cost of living for students studying abroad is between $300 -$600. This is dependent on the student’s personal lifestyle.

Travel Warnings
We issue a Travel Warning when we want you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a particular country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. We want you to know the risks of travelling to these places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Travel Warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years and Higherway Educational Consultant will always guide you in this.