Traveling out of the United States is always fun. Here are some international travel tips we have gained from our own experiences! Please note these tips are optional and are not necessary for all trips.
Security & Health
1. Please make sure you are current on vaccinations. With potential to get sick in other countries, we suggest drinking bottled water and being aware of what you eat.
2. Bring and leave copies of your passport. In cases of lost or stolen personal items, please bring a copy of your passport/ID with you on your trip. This will allow you to prove your identity if needed. Please also leave a photocopy of your passport/ID at home.
3. Register with your embassy. Although we never expect any tragedies, you may register your trip with the US Embassy in country you will be visiting.
4. Look up the monetary conversion before you go. There are many data-free conversion apps for smart phones. Please be aware of these conversions for the country you are traveling. Please also know that Cabo San Lucas does accept American dollars in tourist areas.
5. Make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting. Many major credit cards can be used in other countries. However, there are some banks that may not allow international use. Please make sure your bank will allow the hotels to charge for incidentals. If you do not have a bank that can be used abroad, please research other possibilities.
6. Call your bank or credit card provider. Your bank may believe fraud is occurring if transactions are made abroad without notice. In result, they may place a hold on your account. Please make sure your bank is aware of your travel, to ensure you will not have any issues while abroad.
7. Bring a charger adapter and electronic voltage. Majority of countries have different plugs types and voltage.
8. Contact your cell phone provider about roaming fees. Sometimes our phones do work in countries such as Mexico and Canada. Please check with your service provider to ensure you will have cell service. If you do not, not to worry, we will have emergency phones available for our students.