This is a complicated question and one we want to address head-on by saying, “It depends.” It depends on what you want to be safe. One family may be concerned with clean food and drinking water, while others might be worried about natural disasters, political unrest, or swimming safety. We also calibrate what we consider dangerous by the dangers we perceive in our own countries, so an Israeli or an American, for example, might perceive safety in another country differently than an Icelander.

To assuage any concerns you have, we recommend you research with your Department of State, Foreign Office, or the equivalent in your country that tend to compile travel advisories. Only you can determine what’s right for your family, and we hope that those who join our Worldschooling Hubs do so with minimal anxiety.