CISI International Health Insurance
(Information for UIC students, faculty, and staff)

Today's world is increasingly unpredictable, with local conditions that can rapidly change. Total safety cannot be guaranteed abroad just as it cannot be in the United States. The Study Abroad Office is committed to take the necessary steps to maximize student safety through working with our study abroad partners both here and abroad, scheduled student advising and orientation sessions, and materials distribution.

The top five things every student should do before going abroad are:

  1. Research the country you are going to and find out as much as possible about its contemporary life. There are many sources for this information, but a good place to start is:
       
    (a)
    the US Department of State website http://travel.state.gov/index.html , and the D-Space tab on the SAO homepage
    (b)
    local news papers - look for links under the World News tab on the SAO homepage, and
    (c)
    the Center For Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/
    (d) Contact an Alum and speak to another student who has been to your program
     
  2. Reconfirm your curriculum plan with your SAO and/or college advisor for the time you are abroad.

  3. Visit your doctor and/or a travel clinic and discuss your medical history and travel plans. An on-campus option is the UIC School of Public Health Travel Clinic.

  4. Register with the US Embassy or Consulate in your program country. This can be done on-line at http://usembassy.state.gov/

  5. Attend a pre-departure orientation . All students going abroad through the Study Abroad Office are required to attend a pre-departure orientation meeting in order to be registered as a continuing UIC student while abroad. At this session the SAO staff review all university policies regarding academics and behavior, and safety issues.

NOTE:
All students going abroad through the Study Abroad Office are required to attend a pre-departure orientation meeting in order to be registered as a continuing UIC student while abroad. At this session the SAO staff review all university policies regarding academics and behavior, and safety issues.

Because Campus Care does not cover medical issues abroad, all students are required to carry international health insurance, which includes emergency medical evacuation coverage. Some programs offer this as part of their total fee structure. Otherwise, students must enroll in the UI policy with CISI (see link to specifics of coverage and cost below). While abroad, all students are required to remain enrolled in Campus Care.

Notice: The forms below are in .pdf format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download can be accessed here.

The CISI Insurance Petition for Exemption

 


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