The Provost's Office and the Office of International Programs and Studies advise students traveling abroad for spring break to know that the State Department has a newly designed website. Check out the useful information there.

If Mexico is included in your travel plans, read the strong State Department Travel Warning for Mexico from September 10, 2010, which is still in effect. The travel warning states, "It is imperative that U.S. citizens understand the risks involved in travel to Mexico, how best to avoid dangerous situations, and who to contact if one becomes a victim of crime or violence."

Several pages of specific warnings and advice are posted, so travelers are encouraged to read the details and heed the warnings.

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