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 coverage.
GeoBlue provides medical coverage as well as political unrest and natural disaster evacuation benefits to students while abroad and during their program dates. The Study Abroad Office recommends all students remain enrolled in domestic health insurance while studying abroad to avoid gaps in coverage.
Although International Students who will be studying abroad in their home country are eligible to waive their enrollment in a GeoBlue policy, we recommend that these students take advantage of coverage that is offered.