If you plan to do any traveling away from your program site while you are studying abroad, you might consider staying in hostels which are a less expensive alternative to hotels. Many hostels are designed specifically for young, college-aged travelers on a budget. You may expect to share a double room with one person, or a dorm-style room with two to twelve or more people. Some hostels offer lockers or a secure room for temporary luggage storage. You should consider purchasing a combination lock for your suitcase or backpack. Always make sure to protect your personal belongings, including your passport, which may be needed for check-in.