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Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills

Presented by Sheryl Hill, Founder, Depart Smart
Hosted by Carylann Assante, CAE, CEO of SYTA

Sponsored by SYTA – The Student & Youth Travel Association

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In this edWebinar, Sheryl Hill, Founder of Depart Smart, discusses how to help students become global citizens by preparing them with essential travel safety skills.

Depart Smart is an award-winning, online travel safety platform designed to teach travelers how to advocate for themselves to avoid risks and get home safely. The program contains practical skill building and tools to help travelers of all ages prepare for global travels. This program is used by schools, universities and travel companies to prepare educators, group leaders, students and parents for an upcoming trip. Depart Smart is endorsed by safety and risk managers as essential to their Duty of Care responsibilities. Watch the edWebinar and test your travel knowledge.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through higher education teachers and school and district leaders.

About the Presenter

Sheryl Hill is recognized as a travel safety expert by major news, as seen on CNN, Inside Edition, NBC, CBS, ABC, US News and more. She is the host mother to eight international youth for more than 12 years and tragically a bereaved mother. Her 16-year-old son, Tyler, died a preventable death on a student trip to Japan in 2007. Since then, she has applied decades of outcomes based tele-health expertise to prepare students for safe rewarding journeys. Depart Smart is a Moodle Case Study, 2018 Minnesota Cup Finalist, Twin Cities Indie Finalist, and Omni and Telly award winner.

About the Host

Carylann Assante joined SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation in 2010. Her professional experience includes association and nonprofit management, hospitality and tourism, and academic enrichment programs for students and youth.


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SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is “The Voice of Student and Youth Travel.®


Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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