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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 | 2017-10-16T11:57:18+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Events|Comments Off on StarTribune Vacation & Travel Experience OCT 28-29, 2017

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 | 2017-10-16T11:14:01+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Depart Smart is a Moodle Case Study for the first consumer-driven, online travel safety certification course!

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 | 2017-09-28T15:35:22+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Tackle Language Barriers and Safeguard Your Health Abroad

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 | 2017-10-02T13:35:34+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on ALERT: SWIMMING POOL WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE USA & ABROAD

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 | 2017-09-21T23:04:40+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Boston Herald Highlights Depart Smart After France Acid Attack on U.S. Students

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 | 2017-09-07T01:30:48+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Otto Warmbier’s Story

Thank you Zachary Rogers, WKRC for hosting us to speak in the wake of Otto Warmbiers return home. We are honored to be featured in your piece, Depart Smart: What you should know before traveling abroad.  Our hearts go out to Otto's family and friends. The New York post released a news article on Otto Warmbier - [...]

By | 2017-06-16T11:41:22+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Travel Secrets: PDA Around the World

By Jess Simpson, at Paste Magazine Public displays of affection, also known as PDA, can be tricky territory for travelers to navigate when in an unfamiliar culture. What is acceptable in one country is frowned upon in another and downright illegal in yet another. The confusion isn’t limited to couples or kissing and touching. From [...]

By | 2017-03-24T13:22:46+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Quick guide: Vacation and travel safety toolbox

Keeping abreast of health, safety and security events overseas is challenging. Most news comes in a 24-hour cycle.  The news may or may not align with what you need or want to know to make informed decisions about traveling abroad. Google alerts can be useful, sometimes. The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is a resource [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:50+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments