Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use
There are significant legal and cultural differences related to the consumption of alcohol. Depending on your host country, you may find the availability and public consumption of alcohol greatly increased or decreased. Being under the influence of alcohol impairs judgment and increases your chances of being the victim of crime, whether robbery, sexual assault, or other crimes. Many countries have laws regarding alcohol and other drug use that are more severe than laws in the United States. Your consumption of alcohol or another drug, and/or your behavior while under the influence, might lead to a violation of local laws. Certain types of alcoholic beverages may be stronger than what you are used to in the United States. When in doubt, err on the side of caution. It is important to remember you are representing Kirkwood Community College, and your actions will reflect either positively or negatively.
Illegal Drug Use
Illegal drug use and possession are serious crimes. While drugs in some countries may seem easily available, this does not mean they are legal. Penalties for use or possession of illegal drugs can include jail terms and even life in prison. Illegal drug use is prohibited on all Kirkwood Study Abroad Programs.