To become the trusted leader in transformative, life-saving tools and information to help you and your loved ones depart smart for the world so you can identify and mitigate risks, advocate for yourself, get help and help others, and return home safely to report and protect others.


A world where people help each other travel safely.


We inspire, develop and transform world travelers into safety heroes with travel safety education so they make informed decisions abroad to avoid risks, get help, return safely and report to protect others.

VIDEO: Depart Smart founder Sheryl Hill describes why the work of this organization is so important.