Following any terrorist activity or potential terrorist incidents, students should keep a low profile:

  • Avoid traveling in groups of Americans.
  • Do not speak English in public.
  • Avoid dressing in an overtly American fashion.
  • Do not spend time in areas with U.S. interests, such as the U.S. Embassy, American Express Office, McDonald’s, Hard Rock Cafés, and other known American hangouts.

The FBI warns U.S. students studying abroad of the possibility that they will be targeted by foreign governments to serve as spies against the United States. If anyone approaches you and offers you cash for seemingly no reason, or asks you to apply for a job with the CIA, avoid all future contact and report the incident to your local U.S. embassy. If you work with these foreign individuals you do risk serving time in U.S. federal prison.