Travel Abroad Insurance

It is almost August meaning the end of summer is getting closer. Between days at the pool, mowing the lawn repeatedly and trying to stay cool, the past few months might have flown right by. However, if one of your goals this summer was to travel abroad, all is not lost yet. There are still a few weeks left before classes will start back up that you are able to take that desired trip to a location around the world like Italy, China or Brazil.

If you have been saving for your trip abroad only to find out at the last minute that your friends have not, there are multiple outlets available that give you the option to travel with a group. There are multiple organizations that host trips abroad and enable students to meet new friends while gaining a cultural experience. A few places to search for programs available to students include GoAbroad, Summerfuel and Transitions Abroad.

After your trip is booked you will need to contact your insurance company to see if your current plan will cover you while outside the US. If not, you want to purchase travel abroad insurance.

One popular travel abroad insurance plan that individuals are able to purchase while travelling outside of their home country, is the Atlas Travel plan. The Atlas Travel plan does not require individuals to be a student during their coverage period and can be purchased for a minimum of 5 days. Since same day coverage is available with this plan, this means you still have time to squeeze in your sought after summer trip abroad and have the insurance coverage you will need during your travels.

If you are able to fit in a trip overseas before your new classes begin and would like more information on the Atlas Travel plan or other travel abroad insurance plans, contact one of our licensed agents today.


Posted by Bryanna Davis

Bryanna joined International Student Insurance in 2011 after returning to the United States from teaching English in China. Her interest in international education, sparked initially by her own study abroad experience in Wales, led her to the company. Bryanna is originally from Missouri and is a graduate from the University of Central Missouri.

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