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Newsletter Issue 38 | September 2023

Embracing a new school year is an exhilarating experience, especially for our cherished international students. We hope you’ve seamlessly transitioned into your new academic home and have already embarked on your exciting journey of classes, growth, and exploration. As we usher in this academic season, we want to ensure you have the correct insurance coverage and help you navigate the complexities of the healthcare system, wherever this adventure takes you. We at ISI are committed to you!
Yessica Pacheco, Director of Customer Service 
for the ISI Team

Looking for sports coverage?

If you are practicing sports while living abroad, you want to make sure you have the right type of coverage in case you get hurt and need medical assistance. Depending on the type of sports you practice, we have different plan options for you:
  • If you are part of a team in your school and take part in intercollegiate, interscholastic, intramural or club sports, our Student Secure plan has an organized sports rider option that can be really useful. 
  • If you are into extreme or adventure sports, like rappelling,  skydiving or parachuting, our Patriot Travel plan can be purchased with added extreme sports coverage. 
  • If you practice sports for leisure or fitness purposes that are not categorized as extreme or contact sports, they are typically covered by any of our international student health plans with no add-on.

    To learn more about the different sports categories and the plans that cover them, you can check our blog about Sports Insurance for International Students.

Over-the-counter birth control? 

Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the US’s first “over-the-counter” birth control pill called “Opill.” “Over-the-counter” refers to medications that can be purchased at a pharmacy without a prescription from a doctor. THIS IS BIG NEWS! Check our latest blog to learn why.
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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Video
Navigating the challenges of studying abroad can be exhausting. From adjusting to a new culture and educational system to managing the pressures of academic success, international students often face unique mental health challenges. In response to these challenges, we have created videos that aim to destigmatize myths and promote open conversations about mental health.
Mental Health Awareness

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month!

From September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans — specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Communities mark the achievements of Hispanics and Latin America with festivals and educational activities. Hispanics represent around 20% of the US population and their contributions to art, politics, activism, science, sports, business and many other professions are invaluable. Learn more about contributions by Hispanics to American culture here.

A good part of International Student Insurance’s staff is of Latin American origin. When you contact our agents, you can receive attention either in English or Spanish!

If you are planning to study abroad or visit a Latin American country, you can check the country pages we have created for countries such as
Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico and more!

Team Profile

Laura Chávez -  Customer Service Representative

Laura enjoys learning about different cultures and points of view around the world. That's why she loves meeting new people and talking with customers. Outside of her work, she loves spending time with her family, which includes her son and two dogs, and going on new adventures with her friends. Her favorite hobbies are music, psychology, photography and recently she has a love for riding bicycles. Laura has a willing spirit to share with others and she loves when a customer is satisfied with a recommendation or process that makes their lives easier.

Need Help?

If you need help with your insurance plan, we are committed to helping you navigate your healthcare. We offer customer service in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. Contact us at:

US Toll Free: 877.758.4391
Internationally: +1.904.758.4391

International Student Insurance

International Student Insurance, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

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