Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
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Studying overseas can be exciting and rewarding. Whether you're doing a quick school trip or an extended university exchange, it's important to be prepared.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
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Australians of all kinds enjoy partying and celebrating. Know what you can do to reduce your risk of things going wrong.
A marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Learn more about forced marriage.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.