Travel & Property Loss/Theft Insurance
We encourage participants to research whether they would like insurance that covers loss of money due to trip interruption or cancellation, as well as loss of baggage and personal effects either while traveling or living with host families. Families should check if their current homeowner’s insurance policy provides coverage for property stolen or lost while abroad. Families will also need to know what information (serial numbers, photos, copy of police report, etc.) is necessary to make a claim so that they may prepare prior to departure. Some policies have an additional “rider” that families may purchase that extends to the student’s term abroad. Being proactive about this research will ensure that valuable items are protected.