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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Study abroad insurance is a kind of insurance plan that offers medical coverage to international students studying in the USA or American students studying overseas. Expenses pertaining to hospitalization, intensive care, prescription drugs, emergency evacuation, repatriation and even essential mental health care are covered through this policy.

A study insurance plan can be bought for a period as small as 5 days up to 12 months, and easily renewable depending on the chosen plan. The policy limits for coverage offered starts from $100,000 and can go up to $1,000,000. The deductible amount can be anywhere between $50 to $2500.

The plans can be purchased for either just the student, or optionally for the dependents that may travel with him/her. The plans offer comprehensive coverage for individuals as well as dependents.

As can be seen, there is an immense amount of flexibility offered in such policies. The available options and plans, however, can often be overwhelming. It is advised that the student takes some time to study and compare plans with special attention to features and benefits before buying any particular international student insurance. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

International Student Insurance (requires student status)
Visitor Insurance (does not require student status)