Each year more than 2,500 Americans are arrested abroad and more than one-third of those arrests are drug related and student travel related. Simply because it’s legal to smoke marijuana in Amsterdam, doesn’t mean that it is legal to take it with you to Germany.
When you’re traveling abroad it is vital to be completely aware of the rules, custom and laws that are associated with the countries you are visiting.
Young people and students are commonly arrested for being intoxicated in public areas and for drunk driving; this is common for not only people traveling abroad, but also for students vacationing in the United States. If you do get in trouble while traveling abroad, contact the local US embassy.