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International Health Insurance


Foreign Travel Assistance & Insurance

The Study Abroad Office is excited to introduce the new travel assistance program, International SOS!

Wherever you go, Texas State University wants to help ensure your health and safety. If you are planning to participate in a Study Abroad program, you have access to the International SOS program, which provides medical and security services. This service is a great benefit in the event you need help while traveling.

Before your departure, take advantage of International SOS' pre-trip planning services. Check on the latest travel and safety alerts, including health risks and other important news. Sign in to receive health alerts, security alerts, and more. Download the Assistance App, which provides health and security updates. Click on the below link to access Texas State’s membership number in order to log in.

During your trip, if you experience an issue while traveling abroad, call International SOS for assistance. This service can help you find a doctor or hospital, access prescription drugs, and more. In extreme instances, International SOS can even arrange to have you evacuated. Plus, you'll receive assistance with other issues, such as access to money, legal service referrals, and language and communications assistance.

For more information, visit www.internationalsos.com and enter your membership number. While in the US, you can reach International SOS at (215) 942-8226. If outside the US, see your International SOS membership card for the appropriate phone number.

Should you have any questions regarding foreign travel insurance, please contact the Study Abroad Office at (512) 245-1967.

To view the MyTrips User GuideQuick Training ReferencePocket Reference Card, and FAQs for forwarding your travel itinerary to ISOS, visit our Foreign Travel Assistance & Insurance page.


Purchasing Additional Insurance

For any faculty who plan to travel longer than two weeks before or after your study abroad program and would like to purchase additional insurance coverage or if you would like to purchase insurance coverage for a guest, you can do so at the link below:

Additional Insurance


Students Participating in Other Study Abroad Programs or Independent Travel
It is important to realize that most U.S. insurance coverage is not recognized abroad. Therefore, Texas State Study Abroad Office strongly recommends that you acquire sufficient health and accident insurance for the entire period of your trip. Ask your study abroad program provider if you will have insurance coverage while participating in the program; if so, request a detailed description of this policy. The following insurance companies provide health insurance to study abroad students (these options are presented as a reference, and it is not the intention of Texas State Study Abroad Office to recommend any of these companies):

Betins International Health and Travel Insurance

CMI Insurance Worldwide

Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)

Health Care Global 2000

HTH

International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

Travel Guard Insurance

Travelinsured

Travelex Insurance Services, 800.228.9792

For health information on specific destinations, visit the National Center for Infectious Disease: Traveler's Health page. Please refer to the Health and Safety Abroad page for more information on health and safety abroad.