Archives for September 2016

How to Help Prepare Students for Unconventional Study Abroad Destinations

For students headed to less traditional destinations, the positives may seem endless: an enriched cultural experience, an adventure of a lifetime, an opportunity to step out of one’s comfort zone…however, as students forgo classic study abroad destinations and set their sights on more challenging travel climates, this not only creates an additional layer of uncertainty…

On Call in Action: Violent Protests in Mexico

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

Smartphones and Travel: Staying Connected (Without Breaking the Bank)

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and 46% say their phones are something they “couldn’t live without.” Which isn’t at all shocking; after all, people are turning to their mobile devices to do much more than text, call or email these days…and travel is no exception. Whether it’s keeping up with breaking news,…

Travel Trend Alert: Corporate VolunTOURism

Volunteering to help people in need combined with traveling to faraway places is gaining in popularity. In fact, with more than 1.6 million people spending over $2 billion a year, “voluntourism” (aka social impact tourism) is claiming its spot as one of the fastest-growing travel trends today.  This trend also helps corporations, employees and volunteer…

Study Abroad Etiquette: Spain

As statistics have shown, the number of students studying abroad has tripled in the last few decades and about 10 percent of all U.S. undergraduate students will study abroad by the time they graduate. In this blog series, we’ll provide some simple etiquette tips for popular study abroad destinations. Along with France, Italy the United Kingdom…