Insurance & Travel Resources
International travel can be an exciting adventure, but it can also bring many unpredictable situations if you should need medical care while you're abroad. Via Lingua suggests that US citizens and non-US citizens explore and research credible international insurance resources to ease the stress of an unfamiliar culture or medical system.
If you currently have insurance coverage from your home country, often these policies do not cover you while you are outside your home country. It is important to be sure you have International Medical Insurance and Medical Evacuation coverage while you are outside your home country to cover you for any unexpected illness or injury.
It is important to be sure you have International Medical Insurance and Medical Evacuation coverage while you are outside your home country to cover you for any unexpected illness or injury. Insurance Plans are available from a minimum of 5 days up to a maximum of one year, and additional plans may be purchased for future periods.
For a complete list of coverages, please go to www.visitinsurance.com/vialingua.html
Preparing for safe and healthy travel abroad
Students Abroad - U.S Department of State
U.S. Department of State maintains a website for students who are, or will be, studying abroad. The website contains very helpful information for both students and families regarding safety, emergency situations, and assistance programs for U.S. citizens abroad. We highly recommend that students visit this website prior to departing for their overseas program. Here are a few things to look for on their site:
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
- Country-specific conditions as well as travel warnings
- Emergency Information
Study Abroad Guides