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ALERT: SWIMMING POOL WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE USA & ABROAD

A Guest Post by Dr. John Fletemeyer, Aquatic Law and Drowning Prevention Specialist, and Depart Smart Safety Adviser  There has been an alarming and dramatic increase in infectious diseases from swimming pools in the United States and abroad. An article I wrote for Aquatics International titled “Overseas Swimmers Beware! An aquatics expert studies overseas pools for adherence [...]

By |2017-12-10T09:17:45-06:00September 23rd, 2017|News|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

Safeguard Your Mental Health and Manage Anxiety while Traveling with these Helpful Tips

Senior Editor at Smarter Travel, Sarah Schlichter, composed the article 'Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip'. Depart Smart's Founder, Sheryl Hill is quoted in the article.  Schlichter writes, International travelers should keep in mind that certain medications—including many psychotropic drugs used to treat depression—are restricted or even banned in some parts of the [...]

By |2017-12-10T09:17:46-06:00September 16th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE

With the alarming number of travel-related deaths and injuries abroad, an investment of 60 minutes can save lives! Depart Smart’s first-ever Travel Heroes Safety Certification course aims to protect the lives of American tourists Hearts ached across the country as the story of American student tourist Otto Warmbier’s imprisonment and death made national headlines. [...]

By |2017-12-10T09:17:48-06:00July 11th, 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

All aboard – A comprehensive guide to traveling with disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates accessibility and equal treatment for disabled travelers.  It’s the law in the USA.  A lawsuit recently settled which brings the importance of compliance to the forefront.  The U.S. Department of Justice charged Greyhound Lines with failing to comply with the ADA.  They claimed Greyhound did not provide accessible [...]

By |2018-12-05T15:31:37-06:00February 17th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments

Quick Guide: boosting your mental health while abroad

Let’s face it - traveling is stressful!  It opens up a whole spectrum of new experiences.  Some induce anxiety, others cause eating and sleeping disorders.  Some may even lead to risky behaviors with alcohol or drugs. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns, “Overall, mental health issues are among the leading causes of ill health among [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:07:48-06:00January 18th, 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

Three lurking beach dangers

The words “a day at the beach” bring images of white, warm sand between our toes, the sound of waves rolling in as seagulls chirp in the sky, fruity drinks with umbrellas, sun and much needed rest and relaxation.  When people say, “It’s no day at the beach”, they generally mean “No fun!” Oceans, and [...]

By |2017-02-17T13:07:50-06:00December 14th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments
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