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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!

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

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

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 |2017-06-16T11:41:22-06:00June 16th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments

14 Ways to Prepare Emergency Contacts for Your Trip Abroad

Everyone going abroad should have an emergency contact or two, but who wants to think about bad stuff happening?  Getting caught in another country without help is a scary reality for many travelers and their emergency contacts.  It’s not often we plan for what emergency contacts NEED if called upon. Your emergency contact should be [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:07:51-06:00November 10th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

Thank you Senator Bonoff and Representative Selcer

Thank you Senator Bonoff and Representative Selcer for making study abroad safer. February 18, 2016 Congressman Steve Pearce Co-Chair, Caucus on International Exchange & Study Members 2432 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Congressman Pearce: Thank you for your leadership in the Congressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study. We applaud your efforts [...]

By |2016-09-01T08:50:22-06:00August 10th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

Hurt Studying Abroad is a World of Hurt

Beau Solomon’s death a few weeks ago opened the floodgates of a wave of reactions, most of them outrage and empathy. A Newsweek article recorded a different kind of reaction from Brian Whalen, the president and CEO of the Forum on Education Abroad. His point: Solomon’s death was truly unfortunate, but these things don’t happen [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:08:44-06:00August 1st, 2016|Safety|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
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