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StarTribune Vacation & Travel Experience OCT 28-29, 2017

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:49+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Depart Smart is a Moodle Case Study for the first consumer-driven, online travel safety certification course!

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, [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:49+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways to Tackle Language Barriers and Safeguard Your Health Abroad

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:50+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

ALERT: SWIMMING POOL WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE USA & ABROAD

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:50+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Boston Herald Highlights Depart Smart After France Acid Attack on U.S. Students

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:51+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

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 | 2017-11-20T22:18:52+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Check Out Our Incredible Ad in Travel + Leisure Magazine

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!

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:52+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Founder Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart Featured on Mom Talk Radio

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:52+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Ready, Set, Go! – Study Abroad

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:53+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Mexico Travel Warning – How to Depart Smart

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:53+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Featured|0 Comments