You are a member of the AIESEC association and are planning a stay abroad regardless of an AIESEC program? Provided that your stay abroad is based on education or cultural exchange, you also qualify for taking out the AIESEC-STUDENT-INSURANCE. Here we offer insurance-related tips and practical advice, which come in handy during a stay abroad as high school student, language and exchange student, intern, Work & Travel participant or volunteer.
Many countries have regulations defining which kind of insurance you need to have. If you travel abroad through a program, insurance cover is often already included in the program. The insurance policies offered by most programs and universities are ok and you don’t need to take care of anything else. Sometimes, however, the insurance cover provided is not as good as what you are used to in your home country. That’s why you should take the time prior to your trip to thoroughly check the offered insurance policy. It is vital though that you should never travel abroad without having proper international health insurance.
Here are some of the issues you should check:
If such an insurance policy meets your expectations, you should probably purchase it. If you are still not really convinced or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with independent and objective advice.
Many embassies require an insurance certificate as a prerequisite for granting visa. So make sure to purchase insurance in time. Should the stay abroad be postponed to a later date, you can always adjust the insurance period respectively. In this case, all you need to do is send us an email prior to the planned day of departure. Where you notify us after the originally planned day of departure, you need to provide us with proof (passport copy or ticket).
Should you need medical treatment during your stay abroad, we will be happy to assist you. You can call us and we will explain what you need to know when visiting a doctor abroad. You will also find all the details in our section What to do in the event of a claim. AIESEC-STUDENT-INSURANCE is valid in the area of validity of your choice (Europe, worldwide without USA and Canada, worldwide incl. USA and Canada). In addition, accidents and emergency treatments are also covered worldwide and in your home country during holidays with a duration of up to 6 weeks.
You should always keep your insurance certificate since the authorities in a number of home countries require proof of insurance for the time spent abroad.
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