How to Overcome Language Barriers While Sick Overseas
The following is a sponsored post from the makers of Rx: The Freedom to travel
For American baby boomer travelers, one of the deterrents of traveling to distant lands with foreign languages is the possibility of getting sick and not being able to communicate your dilemma.
While travel health insurance exists to protect foreign travelers financially, not much is available to help overcome language barriers during an emergency.
Imagine not being able to communicate that the reason you’re bent over double in pain is that you are having a kidney stone attack.
As a side note, I (David) have “been there, done that”. NOT fun!
Rx: The Freedom to Travel
Until now, overseas travelers with health related, mobility or food allergy concerns were trapped by language barriers. The Rx: The Freedom to Travel series of products allows travelers the freedom to see the world on their terms.
Struggling with a language-to-language dictionary in an emergency is not something any traveler would want to experience. And until now, there has been no central resource for learning such important phrases in other languages. It’s just not something that’s covered in typical language courses. Arising from her own food allergy needs and personal experience with an Italian waiter, Nicole Natale realized a niche need existed, and she filled it. Rx: Freedom to Travel is an audio book series (and soon to be released iPhone app) that teaches those with dietary or health needs the basics they need to communicate in ten languages, French, Japanese, Greek, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, German and Italian.
This audio series available on iTunes, Amazon and for Kindle, puts key words and phrases needed for nutrition, access, or medical assistance so travelers can go abroad with confidence. Each instructional CD and phrase book contains lessons and practical exercises that can be used in any away-from-home situation. For more, visit the iTunes store and search “RX Freedom” or Amazon.com.
More info on www.freedom2t.com.
Note: the Rx: The Freedom to Travel series is launching a second series aimed at travel with children with special needs such as autism, food allergies, diabetes, mobility issues, etc. If you would like to invest in their enterprise, you can do so by clicking this link at their Kickstarter Campaign.