In the 2011/12 academic year there was a new record high for the number of international students studying inside the United States, with a grand total of 764,495 students. This number is a 5.7 percent increase from the previous year according to the “Open Doors” report. Of these international students 8,232 were from France. France ranked in 15th place when it came to the number of international students that other countries send to the US.
If you are one of the many international students inside the US from France, you will more than likely need to find adequate health insurance for your time abroad. There are multiple options available when it comes to finding international student insurance for French students. While it is great to have many options, it can often be overwhelming as well. It is best to find a few great plan options, then compare them side-by-side and find the coverage that will meet your needs.
French students will want to begin their hunt by researching student health insurance plans. One popular option when it comes to international student insurance for French students is the Student Secure plan. This is a great option for students who need coverage for up to four years while studying or while on OPT. Since this plan has many comprehensive benefits like maternity, mental health, repatriation of remains, emergency medical evacuation and organized sports coverage it will also meet many international student school insurance requirements.
Another popular option is the Atlas Travel plan. This plan is beneficial to French students who will be inside the US for one year or less and who are looking for a flexible plan that will fit their budget. The Atlas Travel plan will provide reliable coverage when needed most.
If you would like more information on international student insurance for French students or tips on which of these plans is best for you, contact one of our licensed agents today.