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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Study Abroad Insurance Offers Protection Around the Globe

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
As you prepare for the exciting academic adventure of participating in a study abroad program, make sure that part of your preparation involves buying study abroad insurance. This type of policy will fill in the coverage gaps your existing healthcare policy leaves, keeping you safe as you travel around the world.

Most standard healthcare policies only cover incidents that occur in the policyholder's native country. This leaves gaps in which policyholders are uninsured, including traveling to another country for a study abroad program.

You may not consider this a big deal until you start adding up the costs associated with medical insurance. The odds are good that at some point during your stay you will need to visit a doctor or a hospital, and without insurance that can very quickly lead to bills totaling hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Study abroad insurance will absorb the bulk of those costs, offering you peace of mind. You will be able to focus on your studies and the fascinating cultural experience at hand, rather than worrying about how you will afford expensive medical bills. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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