Neither us, nor your host or school are responsible for your personal possessions. You are advised to take out a student insurance policy to cover you in case your belongings are lost or stolen in or out of the home.

If you have brought valuable items such as jewellery, computers, cameras or cash with you, you are advised to ask your host where they can be stored for safekeeping. You are not advised to keep large amounts of cash in your room or on your person. If you are staying for a fairly long period, your school should be able to assist you in opening a bank account. Otherwise, you may wish to consider bringing travellers cheques or converting your cash into them after arrival.