SEE WHERE IT TAKES YOU! Join Depart Smart Founder and Executive Director, Sheryl Hill as she presents 'Travel Savvy' on Saturday, October 28 from 4:30-5:00 PM. Your opportunity to meet face-to-face with destinations from around the world and immerse yourself in travel for the day. It’s an event where the entire family can learn, plan and [...]
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INTRODUCTION Depart Smart is a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, USA, working to reach, teach and engage travelers as active participants in their health and safety abroad. Travel and tourism is a strong and profitable industry. However, most people do not know how to Depart Smart for the world. Simple things can make lifesaving differences, [...]
Imagine getting a phone call informing you that your son or daughter studying abroad has fallen dangerously ill. You frantically try to obtain and fax over their medical records, but it takes 1-2 hours. When the records finally arrive, they’re useless. Medical personnel can’t read them because they’re not in their language. Sheryl Hill, the [...]
A Guest Post by Dr. John Fletemeyer, Aquatic Law and Drowning Prevention Specialist, and Depart Smart Safety Adviser There has been an alarming and dramatic increase in infectious diseases from swimming pools in the United States and abroad. An article I wrote for Aquatics International titled “Overseas Swimmers Beware! An aquatics expert studies overseas pools for adherence [...]
It’s common for parents to worry about their kids’ safety while studying abroad. Most likely the experience will be as amazing as you hope. But recent headlines of natural disasters, political unrest, and random acts of violence can elevate concerns to a whole other level. While it’s impossible to protect kids from every situation, creating [...]
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 [...]
Now announcing the Premier Travel HEROES Safety Certification Course in the September "Travel Essentials" edition of Travel & Leisure Magazine. Thank you AIG Travel and Media Relations for strategic sponsorships of our life-saving efforts! It is an honor and a privilege to help you travel like a hero with a custom Action Plan. Get yours today!
Moms, Help Your Kids Study Abroad Safely with a Travel HEROES Action Plan! Mom Talk Radio Host, Maria Bailey, has a long held passion for helping mothers find the answers they need to become better parents. On August 27, 2017, Ms. Bailey invited Mom and Depart Smart Founder, Sheryl Hill, to talk about how to [...]
GET READY! – Choose Your Study Abroad Program This article originally published under ClearCause Foundation. Depart Smart is bringing it forward by popular request. If your child is going abroad on a program. Please enroll in Travel HEROES Safety Certification to empower them to advocate for themselves, avoid risks, get help and home safely. Tyler Hill [...]
In the face of recent events around the world and expanded warnings for tourists, we have all been witness to the fact that anything can happen while traveling abroad. Unfortunately, consumer protection is poor in the $7+ trillion travel and tourism industry. No one warns anyone before they buy a trip or board a plane [...]