The University of San Francisco: Center for Global Education

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Overseas Health Insurance Coverage

Unexpected situations can and do occur. You must have adequate medical and emergency insurance overseas coverage. Most domestic health care providers have limited coverage overseas. You must provide proof of overseas medical and travel coverage for the term you plan to be abroad in the form of a letter written and signed by your provider.

USF Sponsored program participants:

You are automatically covered through ACE/AXA Assistance USA, Inc while abroad.  Contact the CGE office for insurance certificate and insurance card.

External program participants:

Please visit the following link to purchase travel insurance. This website offers several different plans to choose from for supplemental overseas coverage. The website will include a price quote and a benefit break down for each insurance option. 

For questions, please contact Health Promotion Services (HPS) at 

For more information on USF’s Aetna Student Health plan, visit  and click on the Emergency Travel Assistance section