Study Abroad Category

Blog posts that address insurance issues related to study abroad.

Top 5 Study Abroad Health and Safety Apps

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Smart phones are all over the place now, and as the cost of international roaming starts to gradually fall (as is happening within the EU), and with the rise in cheap local sim cards – we are finding that more and more students are taking their smartphones with them when they travel. Not only is [...]

 

5 Things To Do In Seoul

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

If you are an international student studying in Seoul, chances are you will be spending much of your time exploring Seoul as the capital city of South Korea. Here are 5 things to do in Seoul that you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to experience while you are studying there: 1. Gyeongbok Palace – Korea’s most [...]

 

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 [...]

 

5 Things Not To Do In Sweden

Friday, July 5th, 2013

There are a number of factors why studying abroad in Sweden is so great! Free education is probably top of that list, however when actually there, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the customs of your host country before you set out. The more familiar you are with these customs, the less likely you are [...]

 

The Top 5 Packing Tips When Studying Abroad

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

We all love international travel, but when you travel abroad for any length of time, knowing what to pack and how much to take can be a daunting task. In most cases, your school or organization you are traveling with should give you some guidance on what you should take and how much – you [...]

 

Health Insurance for International Students in New Zealand

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Have you thought about studying in New Zealand? If so, you’re in good company. In the 2010/2011 academic year, 2900 US students studied abroad in New Zealand according to the latest “open doors” report, but students from around the world have been choosing to make New Zealand their host country and rightfully so. New Zealand [...]

 

Health Insurance for International Students in the United Kingdom

Friday, March 15th, 2013

In the 2011/2012 academic year there were 435,230 international students studying inside the United Kingdom (UK). This is a 2 percent increase from the 428,225 international students that the UK hosted in the 2010/2011 academic year according to UKCISA. With a growing number of international students comes an increased effort of ensuring that those individuals [...]

 

Study Abroad Insurance for the United Kingdom

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Like the number of international students coming to the US, the number of US students studying abroad continues to increase. The latest “Open Doors” report shows that there was a 1.3 percent increase in the number of students who studied abroad in the 2010/2011 year when compared to the 2009/2010 year. There was a total [...]

 

How to avoid bed bugs while traveling

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

If you are studying abroad, you will likely also do a lot of traveling to different cities and neighboring countries. With planning your excursions and studying for you classes, the last thing you may think about is keeping your bed free of bed bugs! However, with recent news about outbreaks of bed bugs, being prepared [...]

 

Studying Abroad with a Food Allergy

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

There are many benefits to studying abroad, but if you have a severe food allergy, the thought of traveling to another country with strange food customs might give you some pause about your safety. While you have legitimate concerns, it should not stop you from experiencing the world. With some preparations, many people are now [...]