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Health & Safety Insurance


Students who study abroad must be covered by emergency medical insurance inclusive of medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.
 

On Call International

Lafayette College utilizes the services of On Call International for all students, staff, and faculty participating in Lafayette-sponsored international travel. Fees associated with utilizing this plan are the responsibility of the participant, program, or department. Please contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Education for more information on insurance costs. Please note this insurance does not cover US-based health and safety needs and should not replace US-based health coverage. For details about the Lafayette insurance program, go to lafayette.mysearchlightportal.com and On Call Program Summary. You can also contact the On Call International Customer Service number (1-855-878-9590) for information on services and benefits.

 

If you are a student studying on an interim program, faculty-led semester program, or an affiliated semester program, please see below regarding insurance coverage.

If you are a student planning to participate in student club travel or independent travel sponsored by Lafayette, please see additional information here.

If you are a faculty or staff member traveling for work-related purposes, please see the Information for Faculty section for insurance information.

 

Lafayette Interim Programs

All students participating in an international Lafayette-sponsored winter or May/summer interim program are typically covered under the insurance program as part of their program fee. Additional registration is not required to be covered by the insurance program. You can learn more about our insurance program, On Call International, above. Students participating in US-based off-campus programs should continue to use the US-based insurance plan they already have.
 

Lafayette Faculty-Led Semester Programs

All students participating in a Lafayette-sponsored faculty-led semester program (i.e. Lafayette Engineering in Madrid) are typically covered under the insurance program as part of their tuition fee. Additional registration is not required to be covered by the insurance program. You can learn more about our insurance program, On Call International, above.

 

Affiliated Semester Programs

All students participating in a Lafayette affiliated program (i.e. IES Buenos Aires) are typically covered under Lafayette’s On Call insurance program as part of their tuition fee. Additional registration is not required to be covered by the insurance program. You can learn more about our insurance program, On Call International, above. Students who need to show a Proof of Coverage Letter to their program should contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Education.

Many affiliated semester programs also include/require enrollment in their own health/safety insurance program for student participants. In this case, students will be covered by On Call International through Lafayette College and will also register for and utilize the program’s health/safety insurance plan. Any additional fees for plans provided by or required by affiliated partners are the responsibility of the student.
 
Students studying on a US-based semester program should continue to use the US-based insurance plan they already have.

 

National Insurance Plans

In many cases, students on semester affiliated or Lafayette faculty-led programs will also enroll in a national insurance plan of their host country as part of their immigration requirements.  
 

Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance

Trip cancellation insurance is available for interim programs. This is an optional service provided by InsureMyTrip. The cost for this optional service is not included in the program fee and is the responsibility of the participant. The insurance typically covers the costs of canceling or interrupting travel for certifiable medical or bereavement reasons. For more information, including plan details, coverage, and pricing, please see edu.insuremytrip.com/lafayette.