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When planning your travel, especially international travel, the first two questions that tend to come to mind are: “Is it expensive?” And “Is it safe?”
Today, there is a near-constant state of anxiety that revolves around travel, especially overseas—so much so that Skift Research coined the phrase “permanxiety” to describe exactly this. Travelers experience a stream of worries about terrorism, security, geopolitics, technology and its adverse role, and so in. The reality of all of these worries? They aren’t going away anytime soon.
Thats not all… today, despite technological advancements, there is an information gap between student travelers, their home universities, and their insurance underwriters. Students are frequently required to submit itineraries to their home universities about any outside travel from their study abroad program but little to none actually submit. These lack of submissions not only mislead the university administrations and insurance underwriters, but it also jeopardizes the overall safety of said student traveler.
Here’s where OffWeGo comes in.
OffWeGo is a double-sided marketplace. We partner with top-level executive security protection firms to provide safety and security features to universities and ultimately their students traveling: services such as geolocation services, intelligence safety alerts, and medical extraction teams.
In addition, to help aid the information gap, OffWeGo provides a central platform for students to meet other, like-minded travelers going to same place at the same time, providing a central place to utilize these safety and security services with ease and simplicity while traveling.
Whether you’re studying in London and coming home from the pubs one night, or hiking in Peru, rest easy knowing OffWeGo’s got your back.
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Hey there! I’m Duff, and I graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2018 with a degree in Economics and Business in the Liberal Arts, and a minor in European Studies. I lived and studied abroad twice in college, first in London and then in Copenhagen. I have traveled over 60,000 miles while in undergrad, and my favorite place I’ve traveled is Iceland. I'm excited to launch OffWeGo, and my favorite feature is our social network, seeing who else is going to the same destination at the same time as you.
Hey! I'm John, and I graduated from Colgate University in 2018 with a degree in Economics. I’m the co-founder and CEO of OffWeGo. Having previously studied abroad in Australia, I experienced what it was like to move to a new continent and not know anyone there and trying to plan a trip with limited knowledge and a limited group of friends. I look forward to launching OffWeGo to make traveling abroad more convenient and more exciting. My favorite place I’ve traveled is Thailand.
Hi I’m Andrew, and I studied Mathematics at St.Lawrence University. I founded and developed PlayNow—Watch Together on the iOS store and previously worked at NPR doing Digital Management 2016-2017 and worked at Pictosoft.Co in the Management 2018. I am excited to be the CTO of OffWeGo and work on technology that will make traveling easier for any student.