I’m doing an internship abroad. Which medical insurance is right for me?

Have you just landed your internship abroad? Don’t forget to international student health insurance which will cover you in the event of an accident or illness.

Medical insurance is mandatory for internships in certain countries, such as the United States, especially if you’re going on a J-1 visa. International medical insurance will be required to issue your visa.
If you’re doing your internship as part of your studies, it’s likely that your school will also require proof of foreign health coverage.

In all cases, we strongly recommend that you take out repatriation insurance for your internship abroad.


Why is it essential to take out health insurance for an internship abroad?

In the event of an accident, the costs of hospitalization or repatriation can be very high, and you risk suffering the consequences of this incident for many years to come.

Many hospitals abroad require you to provide proof that you can pay, and will ask for your credit card or insurance card to examine you (even in the emergency room), and if you need to be hospitalized, for direct payment.

If your internship takes place in a European Union country, you can use your European Health Insurance Card to receive medical care, but the terms and conditions of the host country will apply, and reimbursement levels may be much lower than your out-of-pocket expenses. In all cases, repatriation will not be covered.

What insurance should I take out for an internship abroad?

There are many different types of insurance for international students. You need to choose an insurance policy that covers you for the medical costs in your destination country, depending on your budget. You can get a free quote for student insurance abroad and apply online.

Gold Student is insurance for all students and trainees abroad.

If you’re going abroad for an internship, a term or semester of study, or for language study, you needGold Student insurance.
Included in this policy, you are covered for third-party liability abroad, which is essential when traveling. You also benefit from 24/7 repatriation assistance managed by one of the world’s leading insurers, as well as unlimited reimbursement of all your medical and hospitalization expenses, with no deductible.
This insurance isone of the least expensive on the market. Rates start from €27/month.

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