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Travelers are expected to obey all of the laws of the countries they visit, and those who break these laws sometimes face severe penalties, including jail sentences.
If you get into legal trouble, you (or a companion) should immediately contact your program director, trip leader or on-site staff (if applicable) or call the Temple University Police's 24/7 assistance line at (215) 204-1234.
A consular officer at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate abroad should also be notified.
It is important to understand what services consular officers and embassy personnel can provide.
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Read more about Arrest or Detention Abroad on the U.S. Department of State’s website.