Some young people who travel abroad for the first time, or even the second, think they're infallible, invincible. Often what they are is arrogant _ and just plain stupid.
Because they are Americans in a foreign country, the uninformed think they can do what they wish because they are above somebody else's laws. They also ignore the fact that their actions and antics might be offensive.
Public drunkenness and a loud mouth that might be excused or ignored in the U.S. might earn a young person an unpleasant trip to a foreign jail, not a trip to relish.
About 2,500 Americans are arrested abroad every year, said a U.S. State Department spokesman.
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