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  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Protect Your Vacation Investment With International Student Travel Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
Many students like to spend their summers sightseeing in Europe or volunteering in a struggling country. If you have an international vacation planned for this summer, you will want to be certain to protect that investment by purchasing international student travel insurance. You never know what may happen during or prior to your vacation, so it is important to be prepared.

One way in which international student travel insurance can protect you is with the need to see a doctor due to illness or injury. The health insurance plan which covers you in your native country likely will not cover you in a foreign land, so any medical treatment you receive will need to be paid for out of your own pocket. But if you have international student insurance, your policy will absorb the bulk of the fees, leaving you responsible only for a small portion of the bills.

Another area in which your policy will help is with lost luggage. Your policy will help reimburse you for the expense of purchasing replacement items for the ones you lost, and that can really save you money. Your policy may also allow you access to a travel concierge service that can assist you in tracking down lost luggage, which can be quite useful when language barriers come into play.

Additionally, many international student travel insurance policies include optional trip cancellation insurance programs which allow you to cancel a trip with very little notice without losing all of the money you have spent on plane tickets, hotel accommodations, and other travel expenses. So if a personal emergency arises or the global travel safety landscape changes, you can cancel your plans without losing your entire investment. In today's unpredictable world, this is just one more way in which student travel insurance makes for a great purchase.

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