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  • Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Prepare for Summer Volunteer Work With International Student Medical Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
As today's youth becomes increasingly socially conscious, more and more of them are trading in relaxing summer vacations on the beach for the personal fulfillment of overseas volunteer work. If you or someone in your family is thinking about spending their summer doing missionary or volunteer work, you should strongly consider buying international student health insurance.

Some popular causes students are rallying behind include helping in the ongoing recovery efforts in countries that have been devastated by natural disasters, such as Haiti, and helping to improve living conditions in impoverished countries so that children can have access to clean drinking water. These causes are being reinforced by popular culture as well as the boom in social media.

While these are certainly noble efforts, they are not without risk. From poor environmental conditions to substandard infrastructure to re-occurrences of natural disasters, many potential problems await volunteers. And if you do not have insurance, getting health care can be quite expensive.

International student health insurance will allow students to get great quality care at affordable rates while volunteering in other countries. It can save students hundreds or even thousands of dollars in bills, yet it requires little upfront investment. Any student heading overseas for volunteer work should research policies to realize the value offered by these programs. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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