England - Safety
Health and safety of our students are at the first priority of our organisation. We guarantee to provide our students with a high level emergency services and support, including travel guideline and safety information support in oder to ensure their journey will be safe and enjoyable as much as possible.
London is a very safe place but like any big city, it's worth taking sensible precautions.
Safe Travel in London
In the UK, cars drive on the left. To ensure you cross roads safely, only use designated crossings, only cross when the green man is showing and take note of the signs indicating "look right" or "look left" to spot any oncoming traffic.
Staying Safe in Public Places
Keep Your Belongings Safe
Alcohol and Drug Use
When you are travel abroad, it's important to obey the laws and regulations of the host country, especially those pertaining to drug and alcohol use. Every year, many American students are arrested abroad on drug charges or because of their behaviour under the influence.
Please, be aware ignorance of the law is no excuse. Student Semester no tolerant to the drug use during the time of study abroad. Students using drugs will be immediately removed from the program at their own cost without any refunds.
SSE would strongly advise you to drink alcohol responsibly and only if your age is allows you to legal drink ( In the UK legal age is 18).
Illegal, irresponsible drinking and/or misbehaving while drinking are forbidden and will lead to the withdrawal from the course.
Make sure your prescription medication is not consist of illegal drugs. If you carry with you some medications, you should take a letter from your doctor describing your condition and medications, including the generic names of prescribed drugs. Any medications are required to be in their original packs and clearly labeled.
Safety for Women
Unfortunately, women are much more likely than men to be the victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault, therefore, we advise girls do not going out alone, especially at night. It would be more safe to go in group of 3-4 people or with a male. Please, keep in mind, foreign women usually attract more attention then local, therefore, be careful and do not wear revealing clothing. Ignore inappropriate comments.