Your Travel and Holiday Money Options

With summer finally getting into full swing, many of us will be looking forward to travelling abroad for a well earned holiday. Of course, you’ll need access to cash while you’re away, so what are the best and safest ways of arranging your travel money?

1) Local Currency

It’s a good idea to take a small amount of local currency with you whenever you travel, if only enough to last you for your first few hours. You’ll probably need to arrange travel from the airport to your hotel for example, and local currency is the easiest way to pay for these initial expenses. The exchange rates charged at airports are notoriously expensive, so buy some currency before you leave and you’ll get a much better deal.

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Keep Safe When Traveling and Studying Abroad

It is unwise to presume that you the government laws of your own home country can be applicable once you get detained in foreign soil. Surprisingly, there are instances when Americans are left in detention overseas and the numbers are increasing into 2,500 per year. Foreign countries have their own constitution and set of laws, and in the event that you are arrested therein, the only rules that will prevail are theirs. Straightforwardly speaking, the American government cannot shelter you for the unlawful acts you have committed on foreign soil.

The legal procedures with which each country operates on is inimitable. This is precisely why those who plan to study overseas should prepare themselves on realistic expectations. They should be aware of the existing laws and legalities in that specific country and to orient themselves on the procedures that they need to follow at all times. It may be a cliché but it’s true: Ignorance of the Law excuses no one.

The nearest place next to home for foreign students would be the embassy of the United States where the consul’s office is located. During instances of legal problems, the embassy will be able to afford support at a certain level. The embassy cannot be expected to give financial support whatsoever, or to act as lawyers in defense of American students.

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