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I f the U.S. is your home, before you travel or take an assignment abroad, keep in mind the following tips from International SOS. 1. MAINTAIN A LOW PROFILE Don't draw attention to yourself in public, and avoid giving out information about your profession, your fi rm, or its business practices to strangers or new acquaintances. For example, as an American law- yer, you would be an attractive target to common criminals or organized crime. By minimizing your exposure, you will limit your risk. 2. BE AWARE OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES Before you leave, make sure you know who you'll be working with once you arrive. Not all countries hold to U.S. standards of ethics and integrity, nor do people in all countries process information the way it is done in the U.S. International SOS has seen examples of lawyers arriving in-country to deliver 9 THINGS You Need to Know Before TRAVELING ABROAD Tips to help U.S. citizens mitigate risk By Matthew Bradley

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