Below is a list of things you may want to consider before travelling:
Moving Venture requires the purchase of travel insurance. It is for your protection and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured for the full duration and scope of the workshop, retreat or event.
Travel insurance can protect you from:
Many of our programs are focused on physical activities including dance, yoga, walking, water sports, meditation and massage. There is therefore a possible risk of physical injury and/or a loss of emotional and mental orientation and stability.
By joining our programs you take full responsibility for your participation. This will be clarified by signing our enrollment agreement stating that MovingVentures will not be held responsible for any injury or loss that may occur as a result of participation in our events.
We recommend STA Travel and AAA for affordable worldwide travel insurance. If you are already have a health insurance policy they may provide internationally cover which may significantly reduce costs for travel insurance.
Smart Travellers Enrollment Program
Moving Ventures highly recommends this program to our students and travelers for your security abroad, especially in the case of emergencies abroad.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Create A STEP Account
How do I enroll in STEP?
First you will create an account by clicking on the "Create an Account" link and following the instructions provided. The account creation allows you to select a username and password so that you can access your travel data at any time. The account will also contain your personal information so that it can be saved and used again whenever you travel abroad. The personal information section will include basic information about yourself, and also for an emergency contact that is not traveling with you.
Once you have created an account, you will view your profile and add trips or overseas residences to register with a specific US Embassy or Consulate. Click on the "Add Trip" button or "Add Overseas Residence" buttons to add this information. Follow through the pages, and complete as much information as you have available. There are very few required fields, but thorough information enables the US Embassy to help you more efficiently if needed.
How can the embassy or consulate assist me while I am abroad?
U.S. consular officers assist Americans who encounter serious legal, medical, or financial difficulties. Although consular officers cannot act as your legal counsel or representative, they can provide the names of local attorneys and doctors, provide loans to destitute Americans, and provide information about dangerous conditions affecting your overseas travel or residence. Consular officers also perform non-emergency services, helping Americans with absentee voting, selective service registration, receiving federal benefits, and filing U.S. tax forms. Consular officers can notarize documents, issue passports, and register American children born abroad. Most embassies and consulates have web sites with more information.
Enrolling through this website is NOT considered proof of U.S. citizenship. If you apply for any American citizen services from the embassy or consulate while abroad, you will be asked by the consular staff to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a U.S. passport or American birth certificate.
Where do I enroll my trip to the USA?
Please note that Smart Traveler enrollment is intended for U.S. citizens to enroll with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate when traveling or living abroad. If you are not a U.S. citizen and would like to submit your information online to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to receive travel authorization under the Visa Waiver Program for visits to the U.S.A., please visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html.