Health & Safety Abroad Category

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

The Student Secure Plan: Relaunched

May 19th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

The Student Secure plan has been relaunched for the 2020-2021 school year. Starting on May 15, 2020, the plan has been enhanced to continue to serve the unique needs of international students.  The Student Secure plan is available in four different levels, Smart, Budget, Select and Elite, giving students the option to choose a plan […]

The Cigna Global Medical Plan: International Health Insurance

May 4th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

If you and your family are looking for a comprehensive health insurance plan that will cover you around the world, the Cigna Global Medical plan is worth considering. This plan provides international medical care around the world, and is annually renewable so you can keep the plan as long as you need. The plan also […]

The Liaison Travel: International Travel Medical Insurance

April 7th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

The Liaison Travel plan, administered by Seven Corners, is one of our newest international travel medical insurance plans. With no student requirements, anyone traveling outside their home country is eligible. The plan comes in three levels: Economy, Choice and Elite, allowing travelers to choose their deductible and coverage. All three levels of the plan will […]

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 […]

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