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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. From [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:49:33-06:00March 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 a [...]

By |2019-02-12T13:02:22-06:00February 6th, 2019|News, PR Moments, Safety|0 Comments

Study Abroad Travel Safety Outlook

By Sheryl Hill, Dr. Peter Tarlow, and Dr. John Fletemeyer U.S. Students are vulnerable abroad U.S. students are a vulnerable population, especially abroad. They are strangers in foreign lands. They may lack cultural competency, have language barriers, and be unfamiliar with laws, customs, and resources to assist them if they find themselves in dangerous situations. [...]

By |2018-12-18T16:17:19-06:00December 18th, 2018|News, Safety|Comments Off on Study Abroad Travel Safety Outlook

Trip Insurance vs Travel Insurance | What’s the difference?

Shockingly, most vacationers do not protect themselves or their families with travel insurance! Whether you're a vacationer, a travel agent, or an employer, when your family and clients are traveling for work or vacations abroad, your number one priority is that they return happy, healthy, and on time. One of the things you or your [...]

By |2018-12-06T13:40:18-06:00December 6th, 2018|Safety|Comments Off on Trip Insurance vs Travel Insurance | What’s the difference?

When somebody calls you ‘Genius’

When someone calls you ‘genius’ you might think they are being sarcastic. “Way to go, Genius!” But, when someone calls you genius because they are genuinely impressed with your passion, purpose, and achievements, well – that’s pause for celebration and reflection. Exceptionally brilliant My goal is to help you become exceptionally brilliant at [...]

By |2018-03-07T11:46:47-06:00February 23rd, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

Global Mobility

Small world, big opportunities For the past few decades, the workplace is growing to include a literal world of options. It’s becoming increasingly more common for employees to further their careers by working abroad.  In fact, going abroad to work either short or long term has spawned a whole new relocation industry, referred to [...]

By |2018-03-30T11:55:32-06:00February 13th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

Education Admin Webinar January 10, 2018

Our students are our future. Study abroad can be an awesome opportunity, but it comes with deep duty to inform and duty of care responsibilities so students come home with rewarding memories to the people and places they love. Please join Sheryl Hill, award-winning author, speaker, safe student travel advocate and founder of Depart [...]

By |2017-12-20T12:18:53-06:00December 11th, 2017|Events, News, Safety|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 |2017-12-10T09:17:44-06:00September 27th, 2017|Safety|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 |2017-12-10T09:17:45-06:00September 21st, 2017|Safety|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 |2017-12-10T09:17:46-06:00September 16th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments