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Blog posts that address insurance issues of importance for international students studying in the USA.

It’s That Time Again: Now Announcing the 2016 Travel Video Contest!

September 6th, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Get your video cameras ready and your creative juices flowing because now is your chance to earn $4,000! Let’s be honest, writing, shooting and editing an amazing video about your travel experiences doesn’t happen overnight, but with a bit of hard work and a dash of creativity, your video submission could earn you the title […]

I Don’t Have Insurance, But Have Medical Bills To Pay!

August 1st, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

You’re young. You’re healthy. And then out of nowhere you’re faced with a medical emergency, spend some time in the hospital and are now forced with astronomical medical bills to pay. What Now? First things first: don’t get discouraged. It would be easy to stash away your medical bills in a drawer, or sit them […]

Individual or Group Insurance – What is Right for My Group?

July 11th, 2016 by Jennifer Frankel

Many schools and organizations come to us trying to figure out how to best manage their insurance plan. Deciding whether an individual or group insurance plan is best for your students can be difficult, and will depend on your process, how much control (and how involved) you want over the insurance, ease of administration, and […]

Why you Need an International Student Insurance Plan you can Renew

February 23rd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re like many other international students who come to the US to study, you’ll be pursuing your degree for a few years. In turn, this also means you will need a health insurance plan that you can keep during that time. While it might initially seem like a good idea to purchase a health […]

Medical Evacuation and Repatriation: Why It Matters

October 29th, 2015 by Jennifer Frankel

It’s 2 in the morning, and you can’t breathe! You are rushed to the hospital, and they need to send you to another city to get medical treatment. What do you do? In an emergency situation like this, it’s important that you pre-plan and have an insurance plan that will cover you in case the […]

Studying and Traveling in the USA, as a US Citizen!

October 8th, 2015 by Sally Mcleod

There are over 8.7 million non-military U.S. citizens currently living abroad, and each year, thousands of them come to the US to travel, study or live. For this group of American passport holders living outside of the United States, getting international health insurance when coming to the United States can prove to be surprisingly difficult. […]

Mental Health Awareness for International Students

June 19th, 2015 by Ross Mason

We all know that traveling and studying abroad can provide you with so many rewarding benefits. But, these new experiences can also affect you in other ways, and in some cases in negative ways. Some of things that could be affecting you are: Felling helpless or hopeless Feeling sad and lonely Having mood swings Low Energy […]

Top 6 Cities for International Students in the USA

July 28th, 2014 by Bryanna Davis

If you already know that you want to become an international student in the US but are unsure when it comes to where to study- let our top 6 cities for international students in the US help you decide! These US cities have become popular with international students recently not just because they are host great schools- […]

5 Tips to Make Sure Your OPT Application Goes Smoothly

July 7th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

F-1 visa holders are required to return to their home country within 60 days of graduation. The only exception, besides a visa status change, is to apply for Optional Practical Training.  Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a special opportunity for international students to further hone their skills by working in their field of study. Here are […]

Top 5 F1 Visa Interview Questions

June 9th, 2014 by Victoria Troupe

Applying for a F1 student visa to study in the United States can be a long and tedious process. Once you finally make it to the interview at the US consulate, you’ll want to be ready to tackle any questions that are thrown at you so that there is no doubt that you are a […]

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