Are you one of the many college or university students who plan to travel and study abroad during an upcoming semester? If so, you need to consider purchasing overseas student health insurance. Overseas student health insurance can be affordable and cheap, especially when compared to medical costs you would have to pay out of your own pocket if you were to get sick or injured while studying in another country.
Students who plan to study abroad can usually purchase travel insurance from an insurance company that specializes in travel insurance. Overseas student health insurance can be purchased to last anywhere from one week to one year, depending on the insurance company from which it is purchased. You can also purchase long-term overseas student health insurance if you plan to study in another country for more than one year.
When you are looking for affordable overseas student health insurance, be prepared to provide specific information about the trip, yourself, and anyone else to be insured. Questions will vary among the different insurance companies, but all of the insurance companies will way to know:
• The country, or countries, in which you plan to study.
• The date you plan to depart and the date you plan to return.