A backup copy of all of your documents (passport, prescriptions, travelers' checks, credit cards, I.D. card) should be left with your designated emergency contact. Another copy should be hidden inside of your luggage any time you travel.
Ask your parents or designated emergency contact to get a passport, in case they need to go abroad to help you in an emergency.
Keep informed of current political situations by listening to the television or radio news. In case of an emergency, advisories may be made to the general public through the media. You may still find yourself faced with surprise events, such as strikes, that may cause you to change your plans.
Stay out of the political affairs. You can be deported or worse -- end up arrested or hurt. Unsuspecting tourists sometimes find themselves in downtown areas during protests. If this occurs, you should leave the area immediately.
In the event of an emergency while you are abroad, please contact Franklin College Security at 317-738-8888.