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Otto Warmbier’s Story

Thank you Zachary Rogers, WKRC for hosting us to speak in the wake of Otto Warmbiers return home. We are honored to be featured in your piece, Depart Smart: What you should know before traveling abroad.  Our hearts go out to Otto's family and friends. The New York post released a news article on Otto Warmbier - [...]

By | 2017-06-16T11:41:22+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Otto Warmbier’s Story

Mardi Gras traditions around the world

Many Americans take the opportunity to travel for Mardi Gras.  The New Orleans Mardi Gras is the most famous festival.  In 2017, it falls on February 28.  Mardi Gras occurs after the holiday season when late-winter doldrums really set in. The timing is spectacular.  Countries all around the world gear up for their versions of [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Featured|1 Comment

J-Term study abroad

Why, where and how! If you’re a student preparing for your first winter J-term trip abroad, you may be about to embark on an amazing opportunity. J-Term, or January Term, is that chunk of three to four weeks between a college student’s first and second semesters. Many students focus their efforts on one or two [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:49+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on J-Term study abroad

Travel and the LGBT community: See the world, stay safe

BE THERE There are eleven cities around the world recognized for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and intersex friendly locations:   Tel Aviv, Israel wins first place. “This vibrant city is an undisputed queer capital of the Middle East. It offers a 24/7 non-stop activities, all year round great weather, great food, gay beaches and infinite [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:41+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Travel and the LGBT community: See the world, stay safe

Vaccines: Five bogus excuses for not getting a shot in the arm for travel

Vaccines: they’re an essential part of safe travel preparations. The 2014 Travel and Tourism U.S. outbound report cites almost 9 out of 10 citizens depart without them. CBS news reported on why many of us find reasons not to get vaccinations. Shots hurt for a second.  The diseases can hurt for months, and even kill. [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:42+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Vaccines: Five bogus excuses for not getting a shot in the arm for travel

Wimbledon, travel and the world

Big sporting events like Wimbledon are a draw for travel and tourism enthusiasts.  This year, Wimbledon’s fortnight of tennis matches attracted thousands of attendees and viewers from all over the world. Current events had an effect on Wimbledon in 2016, just as they affect travel all over the world. The two big specters over the [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:44+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Wimbledon, travel and the world

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

What does Brexit have to do with me?

As of June 23, the people of Britain have opted for a Brexit from the European Union. This means a lot for the local populace and the global market. It is also meaningful to travelers. Here how it might impact you if you’re traveling in Great Britain in the near future. What’s Brexit? The word [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:45+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on What does Brexit have to do with me?

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

The Zika Virus: What to know before studying abroad

Spring 2016 is approaching fast. With traveling abroad is on your agenda you will soon be gearing up for your travels, but before you go, learn more about the Zika virus because it may affect you. Recently, the Zika virus has made headlines all over the world. What is it? How may it affect your study abroad [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:48+00:00 February 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on The Zika Virus: What to know before studying abroad