International Health Insurance

All students participating in study abroad programs or other university-affiliated international travel are required to be enrolled in the GeoBlue international health insurance policy for the duration of their program. This policy is utilized by the entire UNC System and provides comprehensive, low-cost medical coverage, that includes political unrest and natural disaster evacuation benefits, for $1.45/day. Coverage can be reviewed via the GeoBlue Member Brochure.

The Study Abroad Office recommends all students remain enrolled in domestic health insurance while studying abroad to avoid gaps in coverage. Some international students studying abroad in their home country are eligible to waive their enrollment in a GeoBlue policy, depending on the program type. 

If you would like to extend the dates of your insurance coverage after your enrollment has been processed, see the GeoBlue Enrollment instructions outlined below and under Purchasing Before & After Coverage.