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Tips for Traveling Abroad

Going Abroad any time soon? Take this quiz and be a bit more prepared for your overseas adventure!

Points available: 10

1:

Which of the following will not help you go abroad?

  • A) a Passport with a valid signature
  • B) a Visa
  • C) a High School ID
  • D) a Passport Card (Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Bermuda)
2:

If you decide to shoplift, what do you think will happen?

  • A) You can walk away saying, "I'm a U.S. citizen, and I have my rights!"
  • B) You will be subject to that country's laws
  • C) They will take away your dog and all of your luggage
3:

What is one airport law that you should obey while in another country (a way to avoid being the target of a crime)?

  • A) Turn your electronics off in designated areas
  • B) Leave your BB Guns and knives at home!
  • C) Do not leave bags unattended or take packages from strangers.
4:

Just in case you get sick while overseas, the best way to prepare for that situation is to:

  • A) Bring a lot of band-aids, gauze, and ointment
  • B) Make sure to consume lots of alcohol and tobacco throughout the trip to prevent from getting sick in the first place
  • C) Check your overseas medical insurance coverage to see if emergency medical evacuation is covered; and if its not, consider supplemental insurance
5:

Out of the following items, which one would not be a "smart" gift to bring back from your overseas trip?

  • A) Expensive Persian silk
  • B) Ivory
  • C) Wooden toys
6:

What can you bring to other countries?

  • A) Medication
  • B) Pets
  • C) an Ipod
7:

When going abroad, what should you do with your mail?

  • A) Arrange to have it sent to your neighbor's house; they'll read it to you over the phone
  • B) Arrange to have the post office stop delivering your mail until you get back
  • C) Let it build up in your mailbox; just check your mail when you get back from your trip
8:

If you are leaving to go abroad, when should you apply for a U.S. passport?

  • A) Two years prior
  • B) Several months prior
  • C) At the airport
9:

If you need someone in the U.S. to send you money while you're overseas, which is the best way to transfer money?

  • A) Western Union
  • B) Send a Pre-paid Master Card to a nearby address
  • C) Send the money in a sealed birthday card
10:

True or False. The roads in every country are the same (as well as the laws), so no research should be done before driving in a foreign country.

  • A) True
  • B) False