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  • Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Experiencing US Culture on an Exchange Student Program

    Filed Under: Health Insurance

One of the best ways to learn about the culture and language of a country is to be an active visitor – immersed in the community and learning about the ways in which the new country is different from, and similar to, home.  One of the most effective, and fun, ways to be an active visitor is to participate in an exchange student program.

Many young people come to the United States to study and take part in research. Secondary, higher and graduate students are all attracted by the top-class study facilities and teachers, and the chance to meet students from all over the globe.

J1 visa holders are required by the United States government to have valid J1 visa insurance, or exchange student insurance, for the time period covering their exchange program.

Valid exchange student insurance covers J1 visa holders for at least $50,000 worth of medical benefits per accident or illness, as well as repatriation. J1 visa holders should check their insurance policy carefully to make sure it is underwritten by a reputable insurance company and that it includes coverage for risks arising from normal activities on the exchange program.

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