There are pros and cons for bringing your laptop overseas. If you bring your laptop, you will need to be conscientious of its safety and security. Some students do not want this extra hassle when traveling. However, some students find it very valuable for downloading pictures, Internet access and doing school work. It is a good idea to check with past participants on your program whether or not they brought laptops. Wireless Internet is available at some sites; however, it is not as prevalent abroad as it is in the U.S. You should not expect to have the same access.