Office of Education Abroad
Garey Hall, Top Floor
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
All Villanova University students are required to maintain health insurance coverage that meets the standards set forth by the University Health Center. As a study abroad student, you must also make certain that these policies cover will you while abroad. Often, existing medical insurance coverage will be adequate, but you should check with your current insurance provider.
The OEA also encourages you to consider obtaining an additional policy specifically designed for study abroad students. At a minimum, the OEA recommends a policy that includes 24- hour emergency assistance worldwide, basic medical services, emergency evacuation, accidental death and dismemberment, and repatriation coverage. Some program providers automatically enroll students in supplemental overseas medical insurance plans, and some countries (i.e. Australia) require that students purchase a specific health insurance policy. You should contact your program provider or host university prior to purchasing an additional plan. The general rule of thumb for overseas medical insurance is that it is better to be overprotected, than not covered enough!
The following is not an exhaustive list of insurance carriers but rather a representative list. Inclusion in the list below does not imply endorsement by Villanova University or the Office of Education Abroad of any particular insurance carrier. Remember to call your current medical insurance provider as well to determine the extent of your existing coverage.