International Medical Insurance

International Medical Insurance 

All students participating in a study abroad program or other university-affiliated international travel (student organizations, international co-op or internship, dissertation research, university-funded travel, etc.) are required to use international medical insurance per the directions below. Please review CISI Insurance FAQS, CISI Insurance COVID-19 related FAQs, and AXA Vaccination-specific Travel FAQs.

Faculty-Directed Programs

Faculty-Directed program participants do not need to independently purchase international insurance coverage. Insurance for the dates of the faculty-directed program is included in the Faculty-Directed Program Cost. Students are registered for Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) international emergency medical insurance by the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad. Once a student is enrolled in the CISI policy, they may elect to contact CISI to purchase additional coverage for travel dates outside of the program dates if needed.  

Exchange Programs

Students participating in exchange programs are required to register for CISI international emergency medical insurance in addition to any national insurance requirements that their host institution may require. The process and steps for enrolling in CISI Insurance under Clemson's Group Policy will be outlined in the post-decision phase of your online application.

Approved Third Party Program Coverage

Students participating on approved third-party provider programs may waive purchase of the CISI international emergency medical insurance, if desired. All students must submit proof of third party insurance enrollment as part of their online application. The table below outlines our approved providers and which of their insurance policies have been approved by Clemson University. The process and steps for enrolling in CISI Insurance under Clemson's Group Policy will be outlined in the post-decision phase of your online application.


Provider Insurance Acceptance

Name of Provider

Provider Insurance Accepted?

Need to Purchase CISI coverage through Clemson?

Academic Programs International (API)

Yes

No

Advanced Studies in

England

No

Yes

Budapest Semesters in Math

No

Yes

CEA

Yes

No

CIMBA

Yes

No

CIS Abroad

Yes

No

Georgia Tech Lorraine

No

Yes

IES Abroad

Yes

No

Lorenzo de Medici (LdM)

No

Yes

School for Field Studies

No

Yes

Semester at Sea

No

Yes

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

Yes

No

University of Nicosia Global Semesters (UNIC)

No

Yes

UNC-Chapel Hill in Montpelier

No

Yes

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Yes

No


Other Programs and University-Affiliated Travel

Students participating in direct-enrollment programs, some third party programs, approved student organization travel, and other university-affiliated travel are required to use Clemson University’s international medical insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). This insurance policy covers basic medical expenses, medical evacuation, medical reunion, repatriation, and a security evacuation rider. Insurance can be purchased on a monthly or weekly basis depending on students’ need. The enrollment must be completed prior to departure and proof of insurance submitted via the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad online application system. The process and steps for enrolling in CISI Insurance under Clemson's Group Policy will be outlined in the post-decision phase of your online application.