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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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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 |2019-09-17T12:25:30-06:00September 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 |2019-09-10T12:25:32-06:00August 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

YOU’RE INVITED!

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FUN, FUNDRAISING & FINE DINING Come celebrate the travel safety movement that Depart Smart is leading. Depart Smart's Travel HEROES Safety Training has directly helped multiple travelers avoid injury, illness, or death abroad, and has given peace of mind to countless others. 18 per 100,000 students die studying abroad [...]

By |2019-05-28T15:49:36-06:00December 11th, 2018|Events, Gala|Comments Off on YOU’RE INVITED!

Alcohol “Don’ts” While Traveling Abroad

Shaken: The Dont’s of Alcohol Abroad is a report put out by the Overseas Security Advisory Council, a private sector collaborator with the Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Service. In the report, they outline incredible tips for alcohol consumption abroad. (They are relevant inside the United States, too!) Don't drink homemade or counterfeit [...]

By |2019-09-10T12:31:02-06:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alcohol “Don’ts” While Traveling Abroad

Safeguard Your Mental Health and Manage Anxiety while Traveling with these Helpful Tips

Senior Editor at Smarter Travel, Sarah Schlichter, composed the article 'Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip'. Depart Smart's Founder, Sheryl Hill is quoted in the article.  Schlichter writes, International travelers should keep in mind that certain medications—including many psychotropic drugs used to treat depression—are restricted or even banned in some parts of the [...]

By |2017-12-10T09:17:46-06:00September 16th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments