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Student Travel Safety and Preparedness Tips Webcast

JOIN US Are you or someone you know a student traveler? Do you plan or participate in student abroad trips? If so, join AIG Travel and Depart Smart on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 9 a.m. CDT (3 p.m. GMT) for an exclusive presentation on student travel safety with a discussion on best practices for [...]

By |2019-03-11T12:07:19-06:00March 8th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Student Travel Safety and Preparedness Tips Webcast

What’s Your Plan B?

If you've been around Depart Smart awhile, you know our advocacy came from a trauma point when our sixteen-year old son, Tyler, died a preventable death on a People to People student trip to Japan in 2007. Our lives were altered in the most undesirable ways, forever. Tyler's wrongful death lawsuit settled in 2009.  A [...]

By |2019-03-08T14:47:25-06:00March 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Study Abroad Smarter – Think About the Unthinkable

Every student going abroad anticipates having an enriching experience in another country. They should also have a plan in place if suddenly their lives are at risk. On the evening of Nov. 13, the world was horrified when shootings and bombings terrorized Paris, France resulting in the deaths of at least 129 people and the [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:08:45-06:00July 6th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

Student Loans and College Student Deaths

When a student goes abroad, the last thing a parent wants to think about is worst-case scenarios. But the fact of the matter is worst-case scenarios do happen. Students do encounter accidents and dangers and crises when they leave the country, some have lost their lives. The death of a student is, first and foremost, [...]

By |2016-06-17T06:44:57-06:00June 4th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments