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Remote Road Travel

Passengers sit in an old yellow bus that idles on the side of the road with green mountains and blue sky in the background

Photo by Isabelle DeSisto '20, Armenia

Road traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death or injury abroad. Before you leave, learn how to make safe and informed transportation decisions.

How to Make Safe Driving Decisions

Signage, road conditions, and adherence to rules of the road vary greatly from one country to the next. Travelers are particularly vulnerable in more remote locations. In some countries, traffic accidents are considered criminal acts.

Travel to remote environments requires extensive research, planning, and preparation. Make sure you learn about the conditions of road travel at your destination and how to make safe travel choices. Whether you plan to travel by car, bus, train, or boat, the video and resources below can help you start the process.


Talk with Us

We also encourage you to meet with a member of our International Safety & Security team to discuss your travel and receive feedback on your plans. Challenging opportunities can be rewarding, but you should always prioritize your safety and well-being.

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In an Emergency

Remember, if you need medical, mental health, or security advice and evacuation support while overseas, call International SOS at +1-617-998-0000 or connect through the Assistance App. And don't forget to register you travel in MyTrips.