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Issue 4 - February 2012

International Student Insurance Newsletter

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Welcome to the 4th issue of our newsletter!


We are already one month into 2012, and it has started with a bang. We are integrating our social media accounts with our sister site, InternationalStudent.com, so that you only need to follow one source for all your international student needs. Check it out and fan and follow us today!


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> Social Media Changes

As many of you have seen, we have made some changes to our social media channels, integrating four social media accounts into one. International Student Insurance is part of the larger International Student Network of sites, including International Student Loan, International Student and ESL Directory. Rather than have separate channels for each site, we now have one main international student social media channel that will cover all topics - please fan or follow us today:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/internationalstudent

Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/intstudent

We have also developed dedicated outlets for our Chinese students on both Weibo and Ren Ren - you can find out more about this on our Chinese International Student Insurance page.


> Student Zone - Online and iPhone

iphone appAs a current customer of International Student Insurance, you have access to your account both online and through your smartphone. The Student Zone allows you to update your policy details, renew coverage and much more! The mobile iPhone version also offers:

  • Mobile Access to your account, including:
    • Update your personal details
    • Renew your coverage
    • View claims information
    • Update credit card information
    • View your insurance ID card
  • Quick access to the insurance helpline
  • Provider search
  • Contact information for assistance

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> Traveling with Medication

If you are not following our blog, we highly recommend it as a resource for students from all around the world. We post helpful travel warnings, travel advice and much more to assist students who are traveling or studying abroad.


We recently posted an excellent article providing advice and guidance to students who are traveling with medication. Below is a short excerpt from this post:

While most countries will have medication to treat minor symptoms like aches and pains, it is likely that the name of the medication will be different than what you are used to, the language may be different or the dosage might be different. Traveling with medication will save you the time and the trouble of trying to find the right medication when you really need to have it. Here are some over-the-counter medications that you should think of bring on your trip:

  • For digestive issues – especially if you are traveling to a country that serves food you are not used to, if you are prone to indigestion or if you are traveling to country where food hygiene is low, you’ll want to bring anti-diarrheal, antacid and laxative
  • For colds, fever and pain, decongestant, pain killer/fever reducer such as ibuprofen and cough drops

To read this post in its entirety please visit our blog.


> International Sim Cards

Keeping connected when you are abroad is one way you can minimize the effects of culture shock. Skype and other online calling services are great, but if you have an existing phone that you want to bring with you there are sim card options that are inexpensive and can offer great international calling rates.


For example, a T-Mobile sim card for the USA offers prepaid data service for just $1.49 per day and Red Pocket Mobile offers direct international calls from just 10 cents per minute. They offer convenience and connectivity all in one! Find out more about all the great offers available.


> Final Word

We hope you enjoyed this month's newsletter, and best of luck to you as you pursue or help others pursue an international education! As always please contact us with any questions or comments you have about the newsletter - we love to hear from you!

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