The U.S. State Department is an incredibly valuable source of information for anyone who is planning to travel and/or live abroad. One of their main objectives is to protect and assist U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad.
The U.S. State Department closely monitors countries around the world to ensure that American citizens are aware of issues that may affect their international travel.
Keep informed of current political situations by checking the internet, listening daily to the television or radio news. In the case of an emergency, advisories may be made to the general public through the media. You will still find yourself with many surprises, such as strikes, that may cause you to change your plans. Stay out of the political affairs of your host country.