Student Insurance Category

Blog posts that address insurance issues for students around the world.

What to Know About Monkeypox (like…it doesn’t come from monkeys)

September 7th, 2022 by Leslie Reynolds

A hot topic in the news around the world right now is monkeypox. Despite its name, monkeypox does not come from monkeys (there is even a campaign to rename the virus). However, it is in the poxvirus family, meaning it’s related to other pox diseases such as smallpox, cowpox, and horsepox–but NOT the common chickenpox. […]

Visa Types and Their Insurance Requirements

July 25th, 2022 by Natalie Holland

One of the most time consuming parts of planning your trip abroad is the visa process. For those coming to the United States, there are a variety of different visa types based on your reason for travel, and they each come with their own set of requirements. For the most accurate, up-to-date details, please be […]

How to Waive Your School’s Insurance Coverage

June 6th, 2022 by Diana Nolasco

Congratulations! You have been admitted to the university of your choice, and now it’s time to start planning your class schedule and start a packing list of what you need to bring. The first item on your checklist is a crisp pair of twin XL sheets for your dorm amongst many other necessities, but be […]

Essential Services Abroad

May 11th, 2022 by Melissa Madrigal

You’ve taken the first vital step towards being in a different country– this may be as a traveler, a scholar, or even a student. Congratulations! However, now that you are outside of your home and your health insurance is taken care of, there are still many resources that perhaps you have not thought about but […]

How to deal with stress and anxiety when studying abroad

April 20th, 2022 by Alexis Ponce

Being an international student can certainly be an exciting experience. Getting to travel to a different country, experiencing a different culture while studying your dream career is definitely a big achievement.  However, with great achievements, sometimes comes a lot of responsibility that can generate unusually high stress levels, also combined with the anxiety that might […]

Your Insurance Questions Answered!

February 17th, 2022 by Natalie Holland

It is finally here! The semester you have been waiting for: your first semester in the United States. You packed your bags and arrived at your new university, and there are so many new things to experience. Unfortunately, not all of them are going to come easily. With our help, though, learning about your insurance […]

How to Make the Best of Your Holidays While Staying on Campus

December 22nd, 2021 by Natalie Holland

With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, this holiday season might not look exactly how you planned it. Many of us started making plans again and maybe even bought plane tickets home to see our families, only to have the Omicron variant keep us stuck in our dorm this December. It is disheartening to let […]

How to deal with homesickness as an international student

November 10th, 2021 by Alexis Ponce

Homesickness can be defined as the feelings of sadness, anxiety or stress you may feel when you’re away from the people and places that are familiar to you. After spending months surrounded by family and indoors, for the new international students that may be traveling for the first time to study abroad, homesickness is going […]

Insurance Coverage for Organized, Adventure, and Recreational Sports

October 11th, 2021 by Leah Hammond

For the past two weeks, I’ve been visiting my sister, helping to take care of her after she suffered a season ending knee injury while playing in a high-level club ultimate frisbee tournament. This has been a challenging time for her – she can’t walk on her own and is having to take time off […]

The 2021 Travel Video Contest is LIVE

September 23rd, 2021 by Natalie Holland

IT’S HERE! Every year, our friends at InternationalStudent.com host a contest showcasing international students from around the world. This year marks the 16th annual Travel Video Contest, with a brand new theme: community. Share how “community” has impacted or influenced you and your international education pursuit. We encourage you to be creative and interpret the […]

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