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Depart Smart advocate and supporter – Carol Giuliani

My husband and I decided to attend a Depart Smart fundraiser because it was at a brewery and looked like fun!  Not only did we thoroughly enjoy the people and food, we learned what a valuable service Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart provides to families who are sending their kids abroad.  Since our son was [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:50+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Depart Smart advocate and supporter – Carol Giuliani

14 Ways to Prepare Emergency Contacts for Your Trip Abroad

Everyone going abroad should have an emergency contact or two, but who wants to think about bad stuff happening?  Getting caught in another country without help is a scary reality for many travelers and their emergency contacts.  It’s not often we plan for what emergency contacts NEED if called upon. Your emergency contact should be [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:51+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on 14 Ways to Prepare Emergency Contacts for Your Trip Abroad

Thank you Senator Bonoff and Representative Selcer

Thank you Senator Bonoff and Representative Selcer for making study abroad safer. February 18, 2016 Congressman Steve Pearce Co-Chair, Caucus on International Exchange & Study Members 2432 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Congressman Pearce: Thank you for your leadership in the Congressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study. We applaud your efforts [...]

By | 2016-09-01T08:50:22+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Thank you Senator Bonoff and Representative Selcer

Hurt Studying Abroad is a World of Hurt

Beau Solomon’s death a few weeks ago opened the floodgates of a wave of reactions, most of them outrage and empathy. A Newsweek article recorded a different kind of reaction from Brian Whalen, the president and CEO of the Forum on Education Abroad. His point: Solomon’s death was truly unfortunate, but these things don’t happen [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:44+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Hurt Studying Abroad is a World of Hurt

Study Abroad Smarter – Think About the Unthinkable

Every student going abroad anticipates having an enriching experience in another country. They should also have a plan in place if suddenly their lives are at risk. On the evening of Nov. 13, the world was horrified when shootings and bombings terrorized Paris, France resulting in the deaths of at least 129 people and the [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:45+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Study Abroad Smarter – Think About the Unthinkable

ClearCause is Now Depart Smart

ClearCause announces it will be named Depart Smart, effective immediately. The name Depart Smart is strategically aligned with this nonprofit’s charitable work. Depart Smart is the trusted third-party, nonprofit resource for tools and information to help students identify and mitigate risks so they can advocate for themselves in foreign countries.   No other nonprofit works [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:46+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Featured, News|Comments Off on ClearCause is Now Depart Smart

Making Student Safety the Gold Standard

Student safety should be a priority for schools and countries all over the world. University of Salford, United Kingdom is stepping it up. Salford just announced the launch of their new “gold standard - ProtectED” a university accreditation for student safety and wellbeing. Their announcement states, “ProtectED doesn’t just look at security on campus – [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:47+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Making Student Safety the Gold Standard