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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

J-Term study abroad

Why, where and how! If you’re a student preparing for your first winter J-term trip abroad, you may be about to embark on an amazing opportunity. J-Term, or January Term, is that chunk of three to four weeks between a college student’s first and second semesters. Many students focus their efforts on one or two [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:07:49-06:00December 30th, 2016|Safety|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 |2017-02-17T13:08:44-06:00August 15th, 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

What does Brexit have to do with me?

As of June 23, the people of Britain have opted for a Brexit from the European Union. This means a lot for the local populace and the global market. It is also meaningful to travelers. Here how it might impact you if you’re traveling in Great Britain in the near future. What’s Brexit? The word [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:08:45-06:00June 26th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

Travel Safety Series: Spotlight on Women

Written by: Carrie Knori Pasquarello, CEO Global Secure Resources Inc. and Jennifer Surface, Founder and Principal, Vantage Intelligence   American women are increasingly traveling all corners of the globe. Their destinations range from the unusual and exotic to more common destinations for American travelers, such as Europe. Europe is often painted as an ideal international travel destination—due [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:08:46-06:00June 17th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments