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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 | 2017-11-20T22:18:51+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Founder Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart Featured on Mom Talk Radio

Moms, Help Your Kids Study Abroad Safely with a Travel HEROES Action Plan! Mom Talk Radio Host, Maria Bailey, has a long held passion for helping mothers find the answers they need to become better parents. On August 27, 2017, Ms. Bailey invited Mom and Depart Smart Founder, Sheryl Hill, to talk about how to [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:52+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Ready, Set, Go! – Study Abroad

GET READY! – Choose Your Study Abroad Program This article originally published under ClearCause Foundation.  Depart Smart is bringing it forward by popular request. If your child is going abroad on a program.  Please enroll in Travel HEROES Safety Certification to empower them to advocate for themselves, avoid risks, get help and home safely. Tyler Hill [...]

By | 2017-11-20T22:18:53+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

Depart Smart advocate and supporter – Carol Giuliani

My husband and I decided to attend a Depart Smart fundraiser because it was at a brewery and looked like fun!  Not only did we thoroughly enjoy the people and food, we learned what a valuable service Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart provides to families who are sending their kids abroad.  Since our son was [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:50+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments

Vaccines: Five bogus excuses for not getting a shot in the arm for travel

Vaccines: they’re an essential part of safe travel preparations. The 2014 Travel and Tourism U.S. outbound report cites almost 9 out of 10 citizens depart without them. CBS news reported on why many of us find reasons not to get vaccinations. Shots hurt for a second.  The diseases can hurt for months, and even kill. [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:42+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments

Wimbledon, travel and the world

Big sporting events like Wimbledon are a draw for travel and tourism enthusiasts.  This year, Wimbledon’s fortnight of tennis matches attracted thousands of attendees and viewers from all over the world. Current events had an effect on Wimbledon in 2016, just as they affect travel all over the world. The two big specters over the [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:44+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Featured|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+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Featured|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+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Featured|0 Comments