International Students in the USA Category

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

Study Abroad Myths Exposed

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Studying abroad can sometimes get a bad reputation, depending on who you have talked to in the past about their experience. To clear the air and give this international adventure the reputation it deserves, we are going to de-bunk some common myths about studying abroad. Study Abroad Myth 1: It Will Cost Too Much While [...]


Don’t Blow It – What to expect at your F1 visa interview

Monday, July 8th, 2013

If studying in the US is part of your higher education plans, you’ve probably been working hard to obtain your F-1 student visa. Check out this article on How to Apply for an F1 Visa to learn about the entire application process. Although extensive, most of the F1 visa application steps are straightforward, and if [...]


How To Get a Job on OPT – Target the Right Employers!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

For many international students in the United States, the capstone to their US education comes after graduation when they are allowed to work legally in the US for up to a year on the optional practical training program, or OPT.  For those lucky students in a STEM field – science, technology, engineering or mathematics – [...]


Health Insurance while on OPT

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Participating in Optical Practical Training (OPT) is an exciting and useful opportunity for international students, giving them the chance to gain real-world work experience in a new culture. As beneficial as partaking in OPT may be, there can be a few hurdles involved as well. One common setback that many students on OPT come across [...]


Health Insurance in the USA

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Understanding health insurance in the USA can be confusing for international students and scholars. Especially for those who come from a country where private health insurance is not a popular option. There is a large amount of research that can be made when trying to find a plan and piece together everything that health insurance [...]


International Student Insurance for the New Year

Friday, December 28th, 2012

The New Year is rapidly approaching meaning so are deadlines to meet school insurance requirements. Finding a plan that will meet each requirement can be time consuming and confusing. However, our school insurance requirements database was created to assist you with this process. Using this tool, you can find your school by searching the state [...]


International Students in the US

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The year is almost to an end and the latest “Open Doors” report from the Institute of International Education(IIE) is in. The number of international students enrolling in colleges and universities within the United States continues to rise, this year brought 764,495 total, a 5.7 percent increase from last year, and a new record high. [...]


6 Month Pre-existing Condition Coverage

Friday, November 30th, 2012

As an international student on a F1 visa you are not required by the federal government to obtain health insurance. However, many schools have certain insurance requirements in place that you as an international student will need to abide by. One popular benefit that schools request students to include in their international insurance plan is [...]


What is Co-insurance

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Studying inside the United States as an international student is an exciting opportunity! It gives students a chance to earn their education while going on a cultural journey. Some International students brush up on their English before they arrive in the US while others complete an English as a Second Language (ESL) course after arrival. [...]


International Students at the University of Montana

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The University of Montana has been experiencing a steady growth in the number of international students since they had their first international student in the 1920’s. This year they reached their all-time high of 536 international students coming from 72 various countries around the world, according to the Montana Kaimin. How has the University of Montana [...]