International Insurance Review


If you are applying for any kind of Visa, you will need proof of medical coverage for the length of your stay. Here is a review of the top global health insurance options for your visa requirements.


1) World Nomads

Travel insurance from is available to people from over 140 countries. It covers not only medical claims, but theft and adventure sports and activities.



  • Online Extensions and Claims
    You can extend your policy or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already traveling.
  • Cover for Adventure Activities
    If you plan to ski or hike the Alps, dive the Mediterranean, or bike along the Camino de Santiago, World Nomads covers a range of adventure activities.
  • Language Guides, Travel Journals
    World Nomads members can download a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.

 Sample quote: 6 months coverage for all of Europe, student activities: $335.00

 2) Allianze Travel Insurance

Allianze covers full and partial trip cancellations, including if you need to return halfway through your year abroad for any reason. That’s a lot of money potentially lost! Allianze will reimburse the non-refundable trip costs for covered reasons.

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 3) TravelEx Insurance

TravelEx has three levels of coverage, but all of them include traveler assistance and concierge services!

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  • Trip Cancellation and Delay Coverage
    You can get a 100% refund for last minute cancellations and delays
  • Three Levels of Coverage
    Choose the level of coverage you want: the minimum to meet visa requirements or more for additional protection.


 4) Travel Guard Insurance

Cover your trip through Travel Guard!

Travel Guard has LiveTravel® assistance, which provides 24-hour, 911 emergency travel agency-type services to all standard plans, in case a traveler has to change a flight or a hotel room. Travel Guard has also added assistance with emergency cash transfers, pre-trip consultation services (travel advisories, passport requirements, inoculation information, etc.), and live messaging, which will relay any e-mail or phone message to family or friends.

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