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Health & Safety Abroad Category

Blog posts that deal with all matters of health and safety for international travelers and students.

Emotional Wellness During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31st, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

COVID-19 has impacted many of us around the world. Words like “social distancing”, “quarantine” and “isolation” have entered into our everyday lexicon. Many international students and scholars may be isolated either abroad or at home; many of us may be taking classes online, away from our teachers, friends and community; and still many of us […]

The Liaison Student: International Student Health Insurance

March 26th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

We are excited to introduce the Liaison Student, our newest international student health insurance plan, that will cover students internationally around the world. This plan is available in three levels: Economy, Choice and Elite, allowing students to choose the plan that works best for their needs and budget. This plan also gives students the flexibility […]

Protecting Your Trip from the Coronavirus

March 5th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

Want cancellation insurance in case the coronavirus flares up where you’re going? 1. Book trip 2. Buy trip cancellation within 20 days of first trip booking 3. Make sure to add cancel for any reason (CFAR) or buy the RoundTrip Elite with CFAR As the Coronavirus begins to appear in more and more countries around […]

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – What You Need to Know

February 26th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

What international students should know about the coronavirus and how it will impact their insurance coverage

Mental Health and the College Experience

February 21st, 2020 by Elaine Del Rossi

Depression among college students comes in many forms and, in a survey conducted by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors in 2013, 36.4% of college students reported they experienced some level of depression. According to the study, depression is the number one reason students drop out of school, and is a gateway issue that, […]

2019 Travel Video Contest

September 11th, 2019 by Leah Hammond

The annual InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest is now open for submissions! Entering its 14th year, the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest now boasts 5 unique prizes, with a First Place Grand Prize of $4,000. Here’s your chance to be a winner this year.  If you are currently studying outside of your home country, your video must […]

6 Tips for a Healthy Travel Experience

July 17th, 2019 by Alexis Ponce

For all the travel addicts out there, it is almost that time of the year! With summer vacation here, you may be planning to take a trip internationally in the coming days and weeks! It is important that you think about your health before and during your trip, to make sure you are in tip-top […]

Provider Network changes on the Student Secure and Atlas Travel plan

July 2nd, 2019 by Alexis Ponce

For students or travelers coming to the United States, the StudentSecure and Atlas Travel plans will be switching their PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) to the UnitedHealthCare Network for plans that are purchased as of July 1st, 2019! This update will apply in the following situations: If your home country or country of citizenship isn’t within […]

5 Steps to Waive Your School’s Group Insurance Plan

July 13th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

If you will be an international student attending college or university in the US, then chances are your school has certain health insurance requirements to make sure you are properly protected. Many schools have a group plan that they automatically enroll their international students in, but may give you the option to opt out if […]

Drug and Alcohol Awareness for International Students

February 14th, 2018 by Leah Hammond

For many students, going away to college will be the first time you are away from the familiarity of being with your family and friends. While this can be a very exciting time, moving your entire life to a new city, state, or even a new country can be a nerve-wracking experience. To cope with […]

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