Healthcare in the U.S. is very expensive.  An operation or a couple of days of stay in a hospital can cost you thousands, even tens of thousands, of US dollars. As a result, the college requires that all international students purchase student health insurance.  The college has a clinic that teaches students how to live a healthy life and treats minor sickness such as cold or headache.  However, students who are seriously ill or injured have to see a doctor outside of the college.

Student health insurance will cover most of the cost. Insurance may be purchased from ISO Student Health Insurance or other insurance companies. It must be purchased prior to the class registration period for the duration of a semester (fall semester: August through December; spring semester and summer term: January through July). Incoming international students can purchase their health insurance after arriving in the United States.

Health insurance coverage must include the following:

  • Medical evacuation
  • Repatriation of remains
  • Per injury/sickness maximum
  • Effective Date
  • Termination Date
  • Insured Person(s)

For further information about health insurance, please contact International Student Counselor.