Medical Insurance

Insurance is included in the price and covers the program participant for the official on-site period of program. This is not an optional benefit; every ISA participant will be covered by the ISA medical insurance coverage. ISA requires that all students have comprehensive insurance and has arranged for a group insurance policy.

The benefits of the coverage include the following:


This is a brief summary of the program. Please refer to the description of coverage for further details. Coverage for ISA Custom Programs varies.

Description of Coverage

To read the Description of Coverage, please select the following link that is appropriate for your program:

  • Insurance Description of Coverage (for all programs, except those listed below)

  • Insurance Description of Coverage (for semester, trimester and year programs in the Czech Republic or Spain)

  • Insurance Description of Coverage (for programs in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji)

As with any insurance policy, there are exclusions to the coverage which are listed in the Description of Coverage. It is important for students to read and understand the policy coverage and exclusions prior to going abroad.

Among the activities not covered by this policy are scuba diving and scuba-related accidents and injuries. With this in mind, it is recommended that any students planning to participate in scuba diving take steps necessary to obtain specific coverage for that activity. The Diver's Alert Network, considered the standard in the scuba industry, provides many scuba-related resources in addition to the insurance coverage.

Insurance Claims

If you incurred medical expenses during your time abroad with ISA and would would like to file a claim for reimbursement, please select the following links for a claim form and filing details:

  • Standard Claim Form (PDF)
  • Insurance Claim Instructions (PDF)
  • Trip Interruption Claim form (PDF)

If you have filed a claim with ACI and would like to check on the status, select the following link:

  • Claim - Status Check
Maintaining Primary Health Insurance Coverage

We recommend that all program participants maintain primary health insurance while abroad. This is particularly important if you have any pre-existing conditions, but is also beneficial if you have an injury or illness while abroad and require further treatment upon your return home. Consult with your current insurance provider to confirm coverage policies while traveling abroad.

Studying Abroad in your Home Country

Insurance coverage in students' home country is excluded, so please contact ISA right away if you have plans to study abroad with ISA in your home country.

Extensions of Insurance Coverage

Medical insurance extensions are also available for ISA participants for an additional cost. Interested students should contact the ISA Office for further details.