Health Insurance and Safety for Travel-Study

When participating in off-campus activities sponsored and supervised by the University, students will be covered worldwide, 24 hours a day, for a wide variety of accidents and incidents while away from the campus. This coverage is provided at no cost to all enrolled Travel-Study Students, but students must register to ensure coverage. For details on how to register, log-in to the Enrolled Student Website and view the Pre-departure Requirements.

Detailed coverage information is available here.

Registration information will serve to verify eligibility to the insurance company in the event students submit a claim, use any benefit, or request travel assistance services.

It is still recommended that students check on the coverage of their regular medical insurance plans, and fully understand their international coverage limits. It is the sole responsibility of individual students to purchase additional coverage if necessary.

Students are responsible for all fees incurred as a result of any accident or medical emergency which may occur while participating in a UCI Summer Session Travel-Study program. Be sure to keep all receipts for medical treatment in order to file a claim upon your return to the U.S.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) / World Health Organization (WHO)

UCI Travel-Study strives to provide correct and up to date information regarding health conditions and recommended vaccinations and immunizations; however, information may frequently change. Currently none of our Travel-Study programs REQUIRE immunizations beyond those that are required for regular university enrollment (UC enrollment requires students to have received the following immunizations: MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella), and Hepatitis B.  Meningococcal Vaccine is recommended but not mandatory for university enrollment). While UCI will likely update students with any changes, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to be aware of new health information regarding the locations to which they plan to travel. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide a wealth of information for the traveler. Please review the pertinent information on their websites prior to your departure.

Routine vaccinations are recommended if you are not up-to-date the following: measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) , poliovirus , meningococcal, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, etc. Ask your doctor if any vaccinations are recommended.

The following is a list of RECOMMENDATIONS by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:

 
Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG)
Hepatitis B
Typhoid
Rabies
Polio
Argentina & Uruguay
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chile
& Argentina
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cyprus & Greece
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
England &
The UK
Yes
Italy
Yes
Japan
Yes
South Korea
Yes
Yes
Yes
Singapore, Hong Kong, and China
For China: Recommended for adult travelers who have received a primary series with either inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) or oral polio vaccine (OPV). They should receive another dose of IPV before departure.

U.S. State Department Information

Review the safety and travel information provided by the U.S. Department of State’s travel site.

More information on Health and Safety abroad is available in the Travel Study Student Handbook for enrolled students.