October 22, 2018

One of our very own TRSM faculty - Dr. Heather Gibson was featured in the UF News Update on October 22, 2018. Dr. Gibson in the Fall 2017 semester took part as an adviser for the Semester at Sea program where she lead students on a 100 day cruise around the world visiting 10 countries and 4 continents. This program helped lead to her research on the individual traveler as well as her research on the individual woman traveler.

“Embracing the unknowns of solo travel, however, can have long-lasting benefits for women, Gibson says. She should know: A sociologist in UF’s College of Health and Human Performance, Gibson pioneered the study of women travelers and authored a seminal paper about solo travel in 1998. Many of the challenges women faced twenty years ago — from safety concerns to the objections of family and friends — still remain.”

“I see a lot of the same issues today,” she said. “I’ll ask my students how many will travel by themselves, and only a few will.”

She encourages women to do their planning, reassure their loved ones, and venture out” (Retrieved from http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2018/10/why-to-consider-traveling-solo--and-how-to-get-started.php - Allisson Clark).

Dr. Gibson has put together some tips and tricks to planning your next solo adventure abroad, click HERE for the full article!

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