• zInternationalStudents Blog

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • International Student Volunteers Still Need Health Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
Amongst distressing and unnerving images of people in dire need of support, one of the few enlightening images of the effort to help Haiti through its current disaster is the presence of young people who have taken time away from their lives to help out people who truly need it. To ensure their own safety, it's a good idea for these students to purchase international student travel insurance before departing.

In many cases, these are international students who have been given permission to aid in the relief effort, or who began doing so prior to the resumption of classes. One thing that is important to keep in mind though, is that while this is an extremely noble gesture, it’s still vital that these students protect their own safety with international student insurance.

There are a number of potential harmful scenarios that can unfold anytime you’re assisting in a rebuild effort in a country that has been damaged by an earthquake or other catastrophe. From airborne viruses being passed from sick victims and even rotting corpses to the imminent danger of crumbling buildings and damaged roadways, there are many ways an aid worker can get ill or injured.

International student travel insurance will assure students of quality affordable medical care should they run into some sort of difficulty. While your intention may be to help others, it could very well be you needing medical assistance. Make sure you’re covered if that scenario does unfold. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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