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World TB Day – #TBsmart

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. It commemorates the day Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB). The Centers for Disease Control reports, “Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. In 2015, 10.4 million people around [...]

By | 2017-02-24T19:56:49+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on World TB Day – #TBsmart

Quick Guide: boosting your mental health while abroad

Let’s face it - traveling is stressful!  It opens up a whole spectrum of new experiences.  Some induce anxiety, others cause eating and sleeping disorders.  Some may even lead to risky behaviors with alcohol or drugs. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns, “Overall, mental health issues are among the leading causes of ill health among [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

When is it too risky to travel?

Milwaukee Public Schools made an announcement on Dec. 7, 2015. The district was canceling their international student trips for the rest of the year, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. They’re not alone. Schools around the country and the world are deciding that travel is too risky for students and canceling their trips [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:43+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on When is it too risky to travel?