When groups of students travel abroad for study, student administrators have a lot on their plates. Students are generally so excited at the prospect of studying abroad, and busy getting settled in, that they cannot be expected to purchase proper foreign student insurance.
It might be difficult to track and ensure that each student has sufficient insurance, but with group study abroad insurance, study abroad program administrators can ensure that all their students are covered adequately.
Many times, countries need foreign students to show proof of adequate coverage, including repatriation of remains. Group student insurance ensures that all students meet insurance requirements of the host country. Many plans, such as Student Health Advantage Insurance, also offers maternity coverage after 10 months.
There are international student group insurance plans for up to 24 months, and they offer typical short term medical insurance benefits such as sudden medical expenses—inpatient and outpatient care, surgery, prescriptions, and diagnostics, to name a few—and also repatriation of remains. Administrators can easily track and update the roster of students once the group plan is set up.