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  • Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • Studies May Cover Foreign Countries; Does Your Insurance?

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
When a student, life can truly look like an endless struggle pinching pennies. But some costs, like study abroad insurance when studying outside your country, may seem like a good way to save money, while being an extremely useful expense. Study abroad insurance is necessary to stay safe and make the most of a study abroad program.

Study abroad insurance is available for less than a price of a cup of coffee a day. It does not represent a huge cost, but provides coverage in case the going gets tough and unexpected medical expenses come your way. Remember that your body is more susceptible to infections and illnesses when abroad.

There are several ways to save money when studying abroad. For one, a student ID card, more specifically, an International Student ID Card, called ISIC, helps you save money at a lot of places. Over a period of time, it might end up saving you hundreds of dollars. Also remember to go slow on shopping for the first few days, or until you are familiar with the lay of the land.

Also, across most of the world, public transport connects cities well. Buy yourself a map and get familiar with the transportation system. It is a fun way to get to know the city as well. You’ll be surprised how much money you’ll be able to save, perhaps enough to purchase several insurance policies! Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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