Are you looking to join the increasing numbers of students who are moving overseas to study? Whether spending a year of your course in an international destination, or you’re planning to relocate for the full duration of your studies to take advantage of higher education standards elsewhere, moving overseas is a fantastic opportunity and a means of meeting new people, interacting with a new culture, and broadening your mind and your outlook.
When considering whether to move overseas to study, there are many factors you need to take into account, including how you will access healthcare if you need it when living overseas.
Depending on your current location, you may be used to an almost completely free, universal healthcare system. Alternatively, universal healthcare may be something of an alien concept, and you’ve been used to using the private sector your whole life.
Now consider the location or locations you’re researching and potentially looking to move to and study in. How does the healthcare system work in that country? Is there a universal healthcare system in place, and even if so would you be better using the private sector anyway?
By choosing to take out international health insurance when studying abroad, you’ll take care of all these questions and ensure you’re covered for any medical costs you incur.
Even if your student visa in your chosen country of study entitles you to access the public healthcare system, as many do, it pays to supplement this with your own cover.
As an international student, moving overseas is an exciting time.
At the same time, no matter what you’re used to at home, using and interacting with the healthcare system in another country can be confusing and daunting. Many people even refrain from going to the doctor because they’re put off by waiting times or other factors such as the language barrier.
When you have private health cover, not only will you be able to access a high level of healthcare and treatment when you need it, but in certain locations, your cover will make it simple for you to access a doctor who speaks your native language.
When moving overseas to study, you want to focus on your studies as well as taking advantage of the social opportunities on offer.
With an international health insurance package, you can relocate overseas to study with the peace of mind that you’re able to access healthcare as and when you need it, without worrying about the cost.
Now Health International offers a range of international health insurance packages that will keep you covered when studying overseas.
Our most basic international health insurance package starts from USD 26 and will cover your costs for any day-patient and in-patient care you require while living in your overseas study location.
If you would like to take out additional cover, we also offer packages that include cover for out-patient, dental, and maternity care, while there is also a more affordable option that provides cover for costs for urgent and emergency care only.
Join thousands of Now Health International members in taking out international health insurance to cover your medical costs while studying overseas.
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