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Preparing for Safety Abroad: 5 Travel Safety Tips to Share

Depart Smart has 5 travel safety tips to share to prepare for safety abroad. These travel tips are featured in the April edition of Worldwide ERC's Mobility Magazine. Worldwide ERC is a workforce mobility association whose purpose is to empower mobile people through meaningful connection, unbiased information, inspired ideas and solutions. In the Mobility [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:50:28-06:00May 13th, 2020|News, Safety|Comments Off on Preparing for Safety Abroad: 5 Travel Safety Tips to Share

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

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

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

EdWebinar – Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills!

In the edWebinar hosted by the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA): Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills Depart Smart founder and travel safety expert, Sheryl Hill, teaches you how to improve travel safety for yourself, your students, and your program. Most students and faculty don’t know what to do when [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:08:48-06:00June 27th, 2019|Safety|Comments Off on EdWebinar – Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills!

Is Spring break safe? “Come on vacation, don’t leave on probation,”

Policing spring break Morgan Smith of the Washington Post published an article on March 8, 2019 entitled, "Is spring break safe? Public officials warn college students of increased danger as vacations begin." She forewarns Spring break vacation enthusiasts about heavier and stricter policing in the U.S. and country safety warnings at destinations like Mexico. [...]

By |2019-09-10T12:34:46-06:00March 12th, 2019|PR Moments, Safety|0 Comments

Red Flags for Hotel & Housing Safety

Studying abroad is an exciting enticement until the housing you are staying in is far away from campus or in a shady part of town. Reader's Digest quotes Depart Smart founder, Sheryl Hill, on hotel safety standards in a January 2019 article. "Even if your hotel meets all of your preliminary standards, it’s still unfortunately not [...]

By |2019-09-10T12:36:37-06:00February 6th, 2019|News, PR Moments, Safety|0 Comments