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SYTA Annual Conference | Travel Safety Seminar

Join Depart Smart at the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) Annual Conference August 9-13, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. SYTA Annual Conference offers a relaxed yet business focused setting for tour operators, group travel planners and business partners to meet, learn and connect with each other. Register for the SYTA Annual Conference [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:33:34-06:00July 15th, 2019|Events, News, Safety|Comments Off on SYTA Annual Conference | Travel Safety Seminar

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 Travel Safety Outlook

By Sheryl Hill, Dr. Peter Tarlow, and Dr. John Fletemeyer U.S. Students are vulnerable abroad U.S. students are a vulnerable population, especially abroad. They are strangers in foreign lands. They may lack cultural competency, have language barriers, and be unfamiliar with laws, customs, and resources to assist them if they find themselves in dangerous situations. [...]

By |2018-12-18T16:17:19-06:00December 18th, 2018|News, Safety|Comments Off on Study Abroad Travel Safety Outlook

Education Admin Webinar January 10, 2018

Our students are our future. Study abroad can be an awesome opportunity, but it comes with deep duty to inform and duty of care responsibilities so students come home with rewarding memories to the people and places they love. Please join Sheryl Hill, award-winning author, speaker, safe student travel advocate and founder of Depart [...]

By |2017-12-20T12:18:53-06:00December 11th, 2017|Events, News, 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

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 |2017-12-10T09:17:48-06:00September 1st, 2017|Safety|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-02-08T11:33:14-06:00September 1st, 2017|Safety|0 Comments