No place on earth is perfectly safe. Any travel carries with it certain inherent risks. In most instances, many of the trials and tribulations of travel – whether domestic or abroad – can be avoided by taking minimal precautions. Make sure to educate yourself about your destination and follow the safety tips provided in the Health & Safety Guide.
Field research can be physically demanding. You should be prepared to work outdoors for extended periods. Note that field sites are often located in remote places without the standard conveniences of an urban setting. To prepare for such conditions, it is wise to consider the geographical characteristics of your location – such as climate, altitude, and population. Each program will provide a list of equipment and supplies that will help you to prepare for conditions in the field.