Archive for December, 2010

Japanese International Student Insurance

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The Japanese health care system is much different than in the United States. These differences can be especially startling for Japanese international students who come to the United States unprepared. First, let’s talk about the differences in health care. The health care system in Japan has what is called universal health care. For Japan, this [...]

 

European Winter Travel Chaos

Monday, December 20th, 2010

As you have probably seen in the news, winter weather is causing chaos all over parts of Europe including the UK, Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The cold snap, which has been around for around a week now is causing heavy snow and temperatures as low as -20 degrees celsius to parts of the [...]

 

Emergency Medical Evacuation

Monday, December 13th, 2010

When purchasing a travel insurance policy, you will want to be sure that your insurance plan has emergency medical evacuation included. What is emergency medical evacuation? When you have an emergency overseas, depending on where you are located there may not be proper facilities and care to treat your illness or injury. In these cases, [...]

 

Taiwan International Student Insurance

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Taiwan is one of the top 5 nations sending international students overseas to the United States. With roughly 27,000 international students, it is important to arrive prepared. One of the major differences that students may experience is the different health care system. In Taiwan, the current health care system is known as the National Health [...]

 

International Student Enrollment 2010

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

During International Education Week, new statistics were published to track the trends of international students studying in the United States. According to the Open Doors Report 2010, international student enrollment increased 3% over last year, a new record high of 690,923 international students. The growth of international student enrollment was primarily fueled by Chinese students [...]