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Violence&Terrorism

While most countries in the world have less street crime and personal violence than is potentially present inurban and suburban America, public political demonstrations are not uncommon in some cities and countries abroad. Do NOT participate orgo to observe these demonstrations as your hosts may not appreciate that you, a foreign visitor, are publicly opposing their politicalor social system.

Violence and terrorism are now clear realities of the twenty-first century, and are not likely to diminishsignificantly. Nevertheless, there are certain rather obvious precautions that students abroad can take:

  • Do your homework, listen and heed the counsel you are given.
  • Keep a low profile and try not to make yourself conspicuous by dress, speech, or behavior, in ways that might identify you as atarget or uniquely foreign. This includes: wearing college or university insignia clothing or heavily patriotic Americanclothing, wearing baseball caps or U.S. sports teams’shirts or jackets.
  • Do not draw attention to yourself either through expensive dress, personal accessories (cameras, radios, sunglasses, etc.) orcareless behavior.
  • Avoid crowds, protest groups, or other potentially volatile situations. Keep abreast of local news. Read local newspapers,magazines, etc. and speak with local officials to learn about any potential civil unrest. If there should be any political unrest, do not get involved .
  • When in large cities and other popular tourist destinations, avoid or spend as little time as possible in potential target areasfor terrorist activities, especially places frequented by Americans: bars, discos, and U.S. fast food restaurants; branchesof American banks; American churches; and American consulates or embassies.
  • Try not to engage in conversations about contentious political issues with host nationals.
  • Be wary of unexpected packages and stay clear of unattended luggage or parcels in airports, train stations, or other areas ofuncontrolled public access.
  • Report to the responsible authority any suspicious persons loitering around residence or instructional facilities, orfollowing you; keep your residence area locked; use common sense in divulging information to strangers about your study program andyour fellow students.
  • If you haven’t already done so, please register with the nearest Embassy or Consulate of your home country.Additionally, if you travel to countries beyond your internship siteand expect to be there for more than a week, register upon arrival at a consulate or embassy of your home country havingjurisdiction over the location.
  • Make sure that IAESTE or your host employer always knows where and how to contact you in an emergency (make sure thatsomeone always knows where you are!).
  • Develop a plan with your family for regular telephone or e-mail contact, so that in times of heightened political tension,you will be able to communicate with your parents directly about your safety.

Cultural sensitivity

We all want to be culturally sensitive, to get along, to be respectful, to fit in, to not offend. In training,cultural sensitivity is emphasized and highly valued. It can be the doorway through which a college student studying or working abroadgains entry to and acceptance with the community abroad.

It is very important that the cultural sensitivity training provided never requires that you submit tobehaviors that invade your personal boundaries and that feel unsafe or even uncomfortable to you. If it feels inappropriate or makesyou uneasy, get yourself out of the situation. Never sacrifice yourself or your sense of safety for the sake of culturalsensitivity.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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