Study Abroad Category

Blog posts that address insurance issues related to study abroad.

How to Deal with Medical Debt in the US

September 1st, 2020 by Yessica Prato

A few years ago, I was biking with my dog through a trail. Back then, I didn’t have health insurance, I was a college student in the US working two part-time minimum wage jobs, and I wasn’t wearing a helmet. As Murphy’s law would have it, my dog pulled me hard to one side, I […]

Updated Travel Medical plan for 2020

July 16th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

Our international travel medical insurance plan has been updated for 2020, with new pricing and many of the same great options and benefits! Some highlights of the plan include: Doctor’s visits and Hospitalizations Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Trip Interruption and Travel Delay Extreme Sports like Skiing or Snowboarding COVID-19 covered, the same as any other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Personal Liability: What is it and Why it matters to international students?

October 15th, 2018 by Yessica Prato

For many people, the words “personal liability” can be very confusing. In certain parts of the world, when you purchase an insurance plan, it will include personal liability coverage. This benefit may also cover you in the event that your property is stolen or for damages that you may cause while renting a place. However, […]

The Travel Video Contest is Back!

September 14th, 2018 by Sutherland Beever

The Travel Video Contest on InternationalStudent.com is back with another $4,000 Grand Prize to give away! To enter this year’s Travel Video Contest, all you need is a bit of initiative, the desire to travel or study abroad and some decent videotaping equipment.  It’s very likely  you already have been bitten by the travel bug and you […]

Do International Students Need Dental Insurance?

April 13th, 2018 by Sutherland Beever

While it’s ultimately your choice to purchase a dental insurance plan, this blog will outline the cost of treatment without coverage and the most popular types of dental plans to help you make the best decision. In preparing to become an international student, it’s likely you’ve been warned about how expensive medical treatment can be […]

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