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Have A Safe Spring Break

August 14, 2009

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Break Smart is a campaign to educate students to make responsible decisions before, during, and after their travel experience.

Top 10 Break Smart Guidelines

  1. Buddy System
    • Hang out in groups and ALWAYS use the buddy system
    • Never allow a friend to leave a party alone
    • Always travel with a buddy in a taxi, bus, or any type of public transportation
    • If you lose your buddy please find a StudentCity.com Staff member to escort you home
  2. Wristbands
    • Do NOT remove your Studentcity.com or hotel wristband, they are used for identification purposes
    • Please use the emergency phone number in case of an EMERGENCY
  3. Scheduled/Staffed Events
    • Come to all StudentCity.com events. StudentCity.com Staff is at every event to ensure everyone is having a great time, partying responsibly and getting the service they deserve.
    • See your destination guide for StudentCity.com Staff hospitality hours, phone numbers, and locations to be able to contact them at all times.
  4. Drink Responsibly
    • Drink responsibly if and when you choose to drink.
    • Know your limits
    • Note the time and amount of drinks per hour you are consuming
    • Three drinks over the span of two hours is not the same as three drinks in one hour, remember:
      ONE BEER=ONE GLASS OF WINE=ONE SHOT OF LIQUOR
    • Do NOT accept drinks from strangers
    • Do not carry open containers of alcohol in the street
  5. Drugs
    • Don’t use, sell, or buy drugs. Drugs are illegal in every country and such laws are strictly enforced
  6. Beaches/Pools
    • Do NOT go on the beaches or swim at night
    • No diving in the pools
    • Follow all rules posted at the pool or on the beach
    • Swim at your own risk when a lifeguard is not on duty
    • Follow any flags or posting markers on the beach that are used to warn you about dangerous tides, harsh water conditions, or any other warning the beach patrol feels is necessary
  7. Transportation
    • Check with the StudentCity.com Staff for guidance on the cheapest, easiest and most reliable form of transportation in your specific destination
    • Use only licensed taxis
    • Negotiate the fare before entering the taxi and always travel with a buddy
  8. Mopeds
    • Do NOT rent motorized vehicles
  9. Travel Tips
    • Be respectful to all citizens of the country you are visiting
    • Drink bottled water
    • Wear sun block at all times
    • Tip 15% on all bills
    • Remember to purchase calling cards to call home. StudentCity.com calling cards are available.
    • Do not leave the tourist zone unless through a Studentcity.com affiliated excursion
  10. Hotel Tips
    • Check you hotel room and report any damage immediately
    • Do NOT hang out on the balconies of the hotel
    • Secure any valuables in a hotel safety deposit box
    • Do not damage any hotel property, including your room
    • Make sure your hotel door and balcony door are locked AT ALL TIMES, whether you are in the room or not
    • Don’t make calls from your hotel phone
    • Check Studentcity.com Hotel Billboard for Departure Information, Staff contact Information, and Event schedule changes and additions

For more information on booking spring break trips for you and your friends call 978-573-1835

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