All US students are covered under USAC health insurance, unless otherwise noted in the student’s USAC Program Agreement, which includes comprehensive international health insurance, administered by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). Students participating in programs in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel are covered under local university insurance providers (see below for more information). If you are a student from one of our partner universities in countries other than the United States, please speak to your local international office about whether you are covered under USAC insurance.
The mandatory insurance is included in the program fee and cannot be deducted. The CISI policy is designed to supplement private insurance by providing additional coverage for the cost of accidents and routine sicknesses while abroad.
A complete description of the benefits and provisions of the CISI insurance policy, including dates of coverage, benefits, the claim process and contact information is included with the participant acceptance materials, which can be found on the student’s USAC Student Gateway account. The same brochure can also be requested from USAC.