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Study Abroad Insurance Information

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Per UW System requirements, students must purchase health insurance for study abroad, and each year System negotiates a group policy that is as comprehensive and affordable as possible. This coverage is included in our program costs. The current required policy is administered by CISI-Cultural Insurance Services International.

But please note: Overseas hospitals and clinics will normally expect payment upon receipt of services. Students will need to keep all receipts and medical notes given to them overseas as these will be needed for completion of CISI claim forms and reimbursement.

Students will also receive information on how to set up an online account with CISI, titled “my CISI: Participant Portal.”  

If you are unsure if you have the necessary insurance coverage for your international experience, please contact  the Office of International Education ( or 715 346-2717). All semester abroad and short-term programs run by the Office of International Education include the required travel health insurance policy as part of the program costs.

The coverage includes:

  1. No deductible
  2. Coverage provided worldwide
  3. 24/7 emergency assistance
  4. Payment guarantees to hospitals worldwide
  5. Ability to reimburse in foreign currencies
  6. Personal effects coverage from theft or damage
Please note: UWSP does not provide trip cancellation insurance, but you are free to purchase a policy for yourself.