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 travel goes wrong. World travel provides experiences, opportunities, and education no classroom can provide. But, in these uncertain times, preparing wisely can be lifesaving. In the event of civil unrest, accidents or a natural disaster, do you and your students have an evacuation plan to get to safety? If they experience assault, serious injury, illness, arrests, or theft while abroad, will they know where to go and how to get help on their own? Make sure trips overseas are ones they’ll want to remember and grow the reputation and experience of your study abroad program.

In this edWebinar, Sheryl Hill, Founder of Depart Smart, discusses how to help students become global citizens by preparing them with essential travel safety skills.

Depart Smart is an award-winning, online travel safety platform designed to teach travelers how to advocate for themselves to avoid risks and get home safely. The program contains practical skill building and tools to help travelers of all ages prepare for global travels. This program is used by schools, universities and travel companies to prepare educators, group leaders, students and parents for an upcoming trip. Depart Smart is endorsed by safety and risk managers as essential to their Duty of Care responsibilities. Watch the edWebinar and test your travel knowledge.

Presented by Sheryl Hill, Founder, Depart Smart
Hosted by Carylann Assante, CAE, CEO of SYTA
Sponsored by SYTA – The Student & Youth Travel Association

This recorded edWebinar will interest elementary through higher education teachers and school and district leaders.


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Participant Feedback:

“The information you shared was invaluable and very received!” C. P.
“This information is eye-opening!” C. R.
“Thank you for this priceless information. Blessings to you!” P. L.
“This is the best webinar ever! Thumbs UP!” I. T.
“I want Sheryl Hill as a guest speaker.” S. J.
“Such excellent information we should all teach our students.” M. R.
“Pleased do Part II! More of us need to here from you!”  J. R. 

About the Presenter

Sheryl Hill is recognized as a travel safety expert by major news, as seen on CNN, Inside Edition, NBC, CBS, ABC, US News and more. She is the host mother to eight international youth for more than 12 years and tragically a bereaved mother. Her 16-year-old son, Tyler, died a preventable death on a student trip to Japan in 2007. Since then, she has applied decades of outcomes based tele-health expertise to prepare students for safe rewarding journeys. Depart Smart is a Moodle Case Study, 2018 Minnesota Cup Finalist, Twin Cities Indie Finalist, and Omni and Telly award winner.

About the Host

Carylann Assante joined SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation in 2010. Her professional experience includes association and nonprofit management, hospitality and tourism, and academic enrichment programs for students and youth.