Category Traveler Toolkit

013119 – Alcohol and Drugs Abroad

Traveling abroad provides travelers with an opportunity to loosen up from the behavior and rule abiding routines they keep up with at home. While this is good as it allows travelers to experience new ways of walking through life, lack of awareness of the expected behaviors and rules in the host country, and lack of planning for keeping up with essential or critical health routines, can lead to trouble and unnecessary stress. Learn more about alcohol and drugs abroad and advise for self-care.

Cannabis Legalization in Canada

Cannabis is now legal in Canada. Here are some things you may want to consider before traveling.

Traveling Abroad with Electronics

UT Dallas faculty, staff and students have the following resources and compliance requirements to meet around the electronic devices they plan to take on their travel.

Protests and Demonstrations

Public protests and demonstrations are common, but even a peaceful protest or demonstration can become violent without warning. Learn about safety and security recommendations for UT Dallas travelers to mitigate risk before and during a demonstration abroad.

Situational Awareness

One of the standard recommendations travelers get from security experts when they travel internationally is to maintain situational awareness. Find a practical way to understand and practice situational awareness while traveling abroad.


Floods, big or small, can have devastating effects on people. The early health effects of floods include death through drowning and accidents such as falls, electrocution and the effect of landslides. Water disasters also cause increased infection, malnutrition, psychological trauma, and polluted water sources. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood.

Road Safety

Road Traffic Deaths are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15 and 29 years, and estimated to be the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups. Learn how review road safety at your destination and how to keep safe both as a pedestrian and as a driver.