Travel Safety Course Overview

Why You Need It

Most people don’t know what to do when travel goes wrong.

World travel provides experiences, opportunities, and education no classroom can provide. But, in these uncertain times, preparing wisely can be lifesaving. In the event of civil unrest, accidents or a natural disaster, do you or your clients have an evacuation plan to get to safety? If they experience assault, serious injury, illness, arrests, or theft while abroad, will they know where to go and how to get help on their own? Make sure trips overseas are ones they’ll want to remember.

Put Travel HEROES Safety Training at the TOP of Your List!

What To Expect

A glimpse inside Travel HEROES Safety Training:

This online travel safety course is comprised of six 10-15 minute teaching modules, complete with mini-games, testimonials, and an end-of-chapter assessment. As learners complete each chapter, they progressively compile a travel safety emergency plan to guide them through the steps they should take for safer international travels. The six modules are:

  • Geopolitical Context: Learn how to navigate State Department Consular Affairs and Overseas Security Advisory Council websites to identify country-specific warnings and alerts and ascertain their severity.
  • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): Learn the value of STEP services and how to successfully register for STEP before each international trip.
  • Health & Wellness: Discover resources at the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization to identify destination-specific health risks and preventive medicines to include in your plan, and vital personal medical information in mobile applications.
  • Geography & Housing: Learn how to build a custom Google My Map of your destination(s), featuring area-specific risks and warnings. Locate nearby hospitals, fire and police departments, embassies, airports and evacuation services, and your housing and transportation resources.
  • Travel Insurance: Learn the difference between trip and travel insurance, and how to determine the best insurance for your particular excursion.
  • Security & Communications: Increase your financial security with helpful tips and prepare to use mobile technology to contact local and international agencies and emergency contacts.

Each module has seven steps:

  1. Travel Challenge – an animated video case study.
  2. Safety Briefing – important things the user should know and do.
  3. Expert Testimony – to help the user understand why it is important.
  4. Prep Steps – to help the user get ready to apply learning in real life.
  5. Power Tools Show & Tell – to show the user how to apply prep steps, with fun games to reinforce learning
  6. Safe or Risky? – questions to check if you can recognize whether a situation described is safe or risky
  7. Emergency Safety Plan – a personalized, downloadable strategy the user creates with tactics to avoid risks and get appropriate help when needed most.

Travel HEROES Course Demo

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Testimonials

I traveled abroad with dumb luck before I earned the Depart Smart Seal of Approval for my company.  Being a Travel HERO saved my husband’s life when he suffered a traumatic brain injury in Belize.

Carol Giuliani, Senior Travel Companion Services, LLC

My friend suffered a seizure in Portugal. I was the only one who knew how to summon an ambulance for emergency care.  Depart Smart saves lives.

Will Griffith

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