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Common Types of Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

When we think about travel planning, the first things that come to mind are our hotel reservations, researching restaurants and attractions, and making transportation arrangements. However, travel can make you particularly vulnerable to scams and fraud.
Posted: 6/28/2019 12:00:00 PM


How To Deal With Homesickness During College


Homesickness is more than the concept of missing home or missing family – it is the feeling of longing and feeling out of place. Whether they are in or out-of-state or studying in a foreign country, not only are students experiencing a new phase of life, but they are also at a new school, in a different state or a new country.
Posted: 8/24/2018 10:00:00 AM


In Action: Medical Repatriation from China


A member, Yang*, traveled from China for a two-year study abroad program in the United States. A few months into her studies in the U.S., she started having unusual episodes of generalized weakness, fatigue and respiratory distress. After an alarming episode, Global Travel Plus helped her navigate her way back home.
Posted: 8/17/2018 10:00:00 AM


How do U.S. Expats Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad?


According to the U.S. State Department, roughly 9 million U.S. citizens live overseas. For those expats, or for those who chose to travel over the holiday weekend, it is often possible to get a taste of home in cities all over the world. They usually need to do a little research, connect with the expat community, know the right spots and be willing to adjust their traditions.
Posted: 11/17/2017 12:06:28 PM