7 Great Mobile Apps for Students Studying Abroad

It’s no secret that millennials are attached to their smartphones. A recent survey showed that 86% of people aged 18 to 29 own smartphones, so chances are, most of your students will use their phones when traveling abroad. To help them make the most of their devices while overseas, we’ve compiled a list of great…

On Call in Action: Zika Concerns in the Caribbean

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…

Study Abroad Etiquette: Italy

As statistics have shown, the number of students studying abroad has tripled over 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 the United Kingdom, Spain, China,…

Planning a Bleisure Trip This Summer? Here Are 5 Destinations You Won’t Want to Miss

With summer in full swing, many travelers may plan to jump on the bleisure bandwagon in the coming weeks…and can you blame them? When the bleisure traveler walks out of their last meeting on Friday at 4pm, they’re not trucking to the airport or waiting in long security lines…instead, they’re getting ready to hit the town and…

On Call in Action: Appendicitis in Tanzania

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…

4 Ways to Help Your Students Get the Most Out Of Their Study Abroad Experiences

Are your students prepared for a safe, successful, and enjoyable trip abroad? Most people will say their travels abroad provided them with the cultural experience of a lifetime—but sometimes students have trouble adapting and may even isolate themselves from the local culture. Whether they’re spending several months overseas or just a few weeks – share…

LGBT Safety: Advice for Study Abroad Students and Their Institutions

Post last updated on 8/22/2016. Preparing for a study abroad program can be both exciting and overwhelming—and for the members of the LGBT community, there may be some unique concerns and challenges as they embark on their international journeys. While most LGBT travelers won’t encounter any issues abroad, the better prepared they are, the less…

Mumps and Travel: How To Prevent It and What To Do If You Get It

Similar to measles, mumps is a contagious disease that is spread when infected people cough, sneeze, and even talk. Mumps remains a common disease in many parts of the world, including regions in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific—and also in industrialized countries like the UK and Japan which do not routinely vaccinate against the…

On Call in Action: Pre-Travel Concerns

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…

Common Travel Scams (And How To Avoid Them!)

Heading overseas for a conference? Spending your summer semester abroad? Or maybe you’re turning a week long business trip into a bleisure trip for the whole family. Regardless of your destination or the purpose of your visit, there’s always a chance you could find yourself a target of local crime. Here’s a list of some…