International Student Coverage

Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.

– Euripides

Coverage doesn’t have to be complicated.

GBG understands the challenges members face when they choose to embark on an international study program. With 40 years of experience in specialty international insurance, working with us means working with a team of experts who are well-versed in the international education segment.

GBG student insurance offers a portfolio of products to meet the requirements of students, faculty, and administrators participating in an education program in North America or across the globe.

From enrollment to program completion, GBG strives to keep the insurance process as simple and straightforward as possible, while providing members with the comprehensive coverage and services they need.


Who we cover.

GBG offers a full portfolio of insurance plans designed to meet the needs of the education market:

  • International college students
  • Study abroad participants
  • Exchange students and scholars
  • Optional Practical Trainers (OPT)
  • U.S. language school or summer/winter camp attendees
  • Cultural exchange program participants
  • International faculty and administrators
  • Education agents
  • Family members visiting the U.S.
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World-class coverage and service.

Customizable plans.

Plan benefits custom designed with competitive pricing

Coverage and services that meet or exceed client expectations and visa requirements

Coverage where and when you need it.

24/7 in-house multilingual customer service

A preferred provider network in the U.S. with 6,000 hospitals and 1.1 million providers

Telehealth access available


Expert help.

Dedicated account manager and sales executive

Expert customer service and claims staff, specializing in student plans

In-house claims processing


Easy online and mobile access.

Online enrollment

Group administrative portal

Member portal to access online claims, submission forms, and provider directory

Mobile app for members to access their member ID cards

International Student Health Plans

GBG offers a full portfolio of international student insurance plans. Whether you are looking for a comprehensive plan or cost-effective benefit levels, we have a solution. GBG has researched the waiver requirements of hundreds of universities and pre-selected the most appropriate plans for each school. Plans are available for:

  • International student medical (mandatory and voluntary)
  • Study abroad
  • Exchange and scholar programs
  • Optional practical training (OPT)
  • Short-term accident
  • Intercollegiate sports
  • Repatriation and medical evacuation
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Cultural Exchange Health Plans

GBG health plans address the increasingly complex needs of the international education sector. Whether you are participating in a high school cultural exchange or work exchange program in the U.S., we have a plan designed just for you. Our plans meet or exceed U.S. visa requirements.

Travel Plans for Visitors to the U.S.

These plans are tailored for non-U.S. citizens needing coverage outside of their home country. Ideal for parents visiting their international students or a faculty member or administrator participating in an international conference or U.S. campus visit.

Individual Coverage

Whether you are looking for a comprehensive plan or cost-effective benefit levels, we have a solution. GBG has researched the waiver requirements of hundreds of U.S. universities and pre-selected the most appropriate plans for each school. Individual plans are also available for students and scholars on J-1 visas, students participating in Optional Practical Training, and visitors to the United States.

Group Coverage

GBG International Student Group plans offer universities, colleges, and other educational organizations a portfolio of products to meet the requirements for international students visiting the United States on an F, J, or M visa.

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