In Case of Emergency

Insurance was something I didn’t even think out. But ESSCA required the we had health insurance for the duration of our stay.

Medical Insurance

I went to my medical insurance office to become aware of my benefits, which is little to none when you’re overseas. I purchased the GeoBlue Travel Medical & International Health Insurance. It was the Voyager Choice (Single Trip) Plan for around $60 USD.

Travel Insurance

My Global Exchange coordinator highly recommended getting the International Student Identification Card. This not only serves as an ID but can get you discounts at list of places. It was $20, they mail you a physical card but you have access to a digital version on an app. I also added the basic travel insurance for an additional $5.

Before getting the ISIC card, I booked my flight and added the Deluxe International Trip Protection II from Allianz Global Assistance via Delta. This was around $140 USD.

The Gilman Scholarship provides all their recipients with International SOS.

Luckily, I didn’t have to use any of these, but if I did I would have been well covered.

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