It’s important to plan ahead in order to safeguard your health and well-being. There are many steps you can take before you go to set yourself up for success. While you are away, take precautions and pay attention to your mental and physical health. All participants receive health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for the duration of their program. The cost of CISI coverage is included in your program fee.
If you are a citizen of a country other than the United States and will remain/study in, or travel to your country of record (the location of your permanent residence), UW-System’s health, medical, and repatriation insurance will not provide coverage. You will have to obtain and provide documentation of alternative international health and medical insurance that will cover your needs both while in and during any period of transit to/from your country of record. This may include participation in a national healthcare plan or coverage provided under a personal healthcare plan in your country of record. If you have questions about this requirement, please speak with your Study Abroad Advisor.
All other students participating on an international program will automatically be enrolled in Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), the university’s international health, medical and repatriation insurance policy.