Author Archives: Annemarie Estrada

Mental Health and International Students

Leaving your comfort zone can take an emotional toll on anyone, but it can be especially trying for international students. They are faced with a unique set of challenges, like adapting to the US, homesickness, language/cultural barriers, visa status issues, … Continue reading

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Navigating the US Healthcare System

The US healthcare system can be really tricky for some international students to understand. Most students come from countries that have nationalized healthcare and when they become sick or injured, they simply go get the necessary treatment. However, in the … Continue reading

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Emergency Medical Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains – Defined

Understanding Emergency Medical Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains can help you be better prepared in case the unimaginable happens to a student studying outside their home country. You should either have a group insurance plan in place that includes this … Continue reading

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Insurance Waivers and Requirements

What’s really required? In our previous postings, we discussed at length the insurance options available to schools and organizations – either opting for a group health insurance plan or allowing students to purchase individual international student insurance coverage for themselves. … Continue reading

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Group Insurance Plans – Part 2

In our previous blog post we focused on individual insurance plans as our main topic, covering areas that schools and educators should consider when implementing or recommending individual insurance options to their students. In the second part of this series, … Continue reading

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