Articles

COVID-19 Considerations: Health and Safety on the Road
June 24, 2020

Tour operators, teachers, and group leaders should review specific processes and guidelines for traveling during a pandemic, especially those provided by official resources including local health departments and school boards. It’s also highly recommended they review the standard practices for when a student becomes ill on the road and sharing that information with parents in […]

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10 Things to Never Do While Traveling: Student Etiquette on the Road and Abroad
June 24, 2020

An interview with Katie Thompson, Marketing Manager for The Group Company Much effort goes into planning student group trips. With this in mind, Teach & Travel looks at the role of etiquette in successful student travel. Why is travel etiquette important? We sometimes overlook the importance of etiquette. Whether you venture to a new state or a […]

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Mary Kynett: Set Your Expectations High
June 17, 2020

Mary Kynett, currently with Dunecrest American School in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, completed 25 years of teaching in Montana, at Hobson Public School and Lewistown Junior High School. She taught Montana and United States history and physical education in both schools and has a double major in PE and K-8 elementary classroom. “My love for […]

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Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World
June 11, 2020

Feeling lost in today’s media landscape? In a recent recorded SYTA Virtual Education session, participants dove into the complexity of digital citizenship, including the threat of falling for fake information. Exploring media literacy through a First Amendment focus, speaker Jessi Hollis-McCarthy, Outreach Educator, NewseumED, looks at practical tools and accessible learning techniques for bolstering information literacy. […]

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Be Prepared: Insurance Considerations
June 10, 2020

In these uncertain times, you may wonder what your options are for travel and trip insurance. SYTA has rounded up some of the most frequently asked insurance questions, so you can best understand the process and get students back on the road when it’s safe. Many SYTA tour operators offer trip insurance (travel protection) for […]

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