In general, Egypt is a safe place to live. However, you do need to take certain precautions. For example avoid walking alone late at night, or going to distant places on your own. Also never accept an invitation to the home of someone you have just met, or invite them over to your place. Only do so after you have met the person several times and feel comfortable in his/her company. You are also advised to stay away from political rallies and demonstrations. Please inform the IFSA-Butler office if you plan on short trips outside your city of residence.