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Safety Guidelines for Traveling Abroad

Please keep the following tips in mind when traveling out of the country. These tips are also good for general travel.

General Recommendations:

  • When possible, leave all electronic devices at home (laptop, cell phone, etc).
  • If you must take your Reed computer, talk to CUS about borrowing loaner equipment to limit the amount of data you take.
  • Avoid using computers in cyber cafes or hotel business centers.
  • Assume anything you do over the Internet will be intercepted (even if the link is encrypted).
  • Change your Reed password (and any other password you intend to use abroad) before leaving. Then change those passwords again when you return.
  • Check for current warnings or advisories for the specific area you will be traveling.

Additional Resources

If you have questions or concerns, contact CUS at x7525 or

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