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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 | 2017-09-21T23:04:40+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Boston Herald Highlights Depart Smart After France Acid Attack on U.S. Students

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 | 2017-09-16T23:29:18+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Safeguard Your Mental Health and Manage Anxiety while Traveling with these Helpful Tips

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 | 2017-09-06T17:49:45+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Founder Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart Featured on Mom Talk Radio

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 | 2017-09-02T15:21:11+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

World TB Day – #TBsmart

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. It commemorates the day Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB). The Centers for Disease Control reports, “Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. In 2015, 10.4 million people around [...]

By | 2017-02-24T19:56:49+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Mardi Gras traditions around the world

Many Americans take the opportunity to travel for Mardi Gras.  The New Orleans Mardi Gras is the most famous festival.  In 2017, it falls on February 28.  Mardi Gras occurs after the holiday season when late-winter doldrums really set in. The timing is spectacular.  Countries all around the world gear up for their versions of [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Featured|1 Comment

Rock valentine’s day with these amazing getaways

Did you know the name Valentine was such a popular moniker throughout history that many people carried it? Or, that the Catholic church stopped venerating St. Valentine in 1969? The name Valentine means “strong, vigorous and healthy.”  A man named Valentinus was martyred near Rome in the 3rd century. One historical account of St. Valentine [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Ultimate guide to celebrating the Chinese New Year

The days between January 27, 2017 and February 11, 2017 are a magical time to visit China trenched in centuries of rich traditions and culture. The Chinese New Year, now known as the Spring Festival, is an ancient lunar holiday dating back to the Shang Dynasty that can last up to fifteen days. Today, it [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Featured|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+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

The Great Serengeti Migration

Twelve big travel tips Travel of a different kind takes place on the African plains is often referred to as the “Greatest Show on Earth.” The Great Serengeti Migration is one of the largest animal migrations in the world. It is a huge attraction for wildlife and bird watching American citizens who want to visit [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Featured, News|0 Comments