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Depart Smart inspires, develops and transforms 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
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Travel Safety Perspective from a National Security Expert

By Aimee Fluitt September 11, 2001, was my first day at my new office in the Washington, DC area. I had transferred in from Seattle and had spent the weekend unpacking and settling in. That Tuesday morning, I was driving down the highway on the east side of the Pentagon when I [...]

By |2020-03-17T11:00:57-06:00March 11th, 2020|Safety|Comments Off on Travel Safety Perspective from a National Security Expert

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): What You Need To Know Before Traveling

The Coronavirus outbreak has been declared a global emergency When it comes to the global spread of outbreaks, travel is usually how illness is spread quickly from country to country. The Coronavirus outbreak has been declared a global emergency with the U.S. blocking travel to and from China. What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a [...]

By |2020-03-04T14:38:36-06:00March 4th, 2020|News, Safety|Comments Off on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): What You Need To Know Before Traveling

What to Do If an Earthquake Strikes While Traveling Abroad

Photo by Martin Luff Across the world, more than 14,000 earthquakes occur every year. Although most of those earthquakes are magnitude two and below, a magnitude seven earthquake occurs at least once a month. Even more severe earthquakes of magnitude eight and higher occur once a year, and there is no telling when or where any [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:02:37-06:00February 4th, 2020|Safety|Comments Off on What to Do If an Earthquake Strikes While Traveling Abroad

Give to the Max Day | 2019

Give to the Max Day Early Giving begins November 1! Minnesota's giving holiday is back on November 14! Last year, more than 70,000 people gave $21 million to their favorite causes during Give to the Max, a new generosity record! Stay tuned for more updates about this year's celebration of nonprofits and schools all [...]

By |2019-10-30T12:29:56-06:00October 30th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Give to the Max Day | 2019

Going Abroad? What You Need to Know about Express Kidnapping, Ransom, and Extortion

Travel begins with the excitement and the joy of being able to fulfill our inner wanderlust. We all dream of having the ability to travel and experience the enchantment of seeing new places, enjoying new foods, and taking in new cultures. In most cases, however, most of us are not fully prepared for the [...]

By |2020-02-10T15:17:05-06:00September 17th, 2019|Safety|Comments Off on Going Abroad? What You Need to Know about Express Kidnapping, Ransom, and Extortion

Depart Smart Partners with G3 Passports and Visas on Lifesaving Travel Safety Emergency Preparedness

Depart Smart™ Inc. is partnering with G3 Global in lifesaving ways. Traveling abroad is an exciting enticement, but it can also be stressful. In fact, the World Health Organization cites psychic trauma as the leading cause of emergency evacuation. It can be especially taxing when someone you live or [...]

By |2019-12-16T13:51:38-06:00August 27th, 2019|News, PR Moments|Comments Off on Depart Smart Partners with G3 Passports and Visas on Lifesaving Travel Safety Emergency Preparedness

Top Ten Passport and Visa Tips for Safe Travel

Traveling can be a rewarding experience - when you are prepared. It can be devastating when you are not. No one told the founders of Depart Smart about the Passport Validity Rule when their sixteen-year-old son Tyler traveled to Japan on a student trip. They thought they would be able to get to [...]

By |2019-08-14T13:16:06-06:00August 14th, 2019|Safety|Comments Off on Top Ten Passport and Visa Tips for Safe Travel

SYTA Annual Conference | Travel Safety Seminar

Join Depart Smart at the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) Annual Conference August 9-13, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. SYTA Annual Conference offers a relaxed yet business focused setting for tour operators, group travel planners and business partners to meet, learn and connect with each other. Register for the SYTA Annual Conference [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:33:34-06:00July 15th, 2019|Events, News, Safety|Comments Off on SYTA Annual Conference | Travel Safety Seminar

Webinar: Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills

Wednesday June 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT Presented by Sheryl Hill, Founder of Depart Smart Hosted by Carylann Assante, CAE, CEO of SYTA Sponsored by SYTA - the Student & Youth Travel Association  Learn how to help your traveling students become safe global citizens in this webinar presented by Depart Smart Founder [...]

By |2019-06-13T12:30:48-06:00June 13th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Webinar: Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills

Depart Smart Announced 2018 Health at Work Award Winner

Depart Smart has been announced a Silver winner of the 14th-annual Health at Work Awards sponsored by ComPsych, honoring organizations who promote employee health and wellness. Winners were selected based on their wellness program’s comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and results achieved. ComPsych Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is [...]

By |2019-01-07T12:41:34-06:00January 7th, 2019|News, PR Moments|Comments Off on Depart Smart Announced 2018 Health at Work Award Winner