Foreign Travel Insurance - Study Abroad Program Students

Note:  If you're already studying abroad and have questions on FTIP coverage, call Chubb Travel Assistance Program 24 hours a day.

         toll free:  1-855-327-1414, or 

         direct dial:  1-630-694-9764, or 

         email:  medassist-usa@axa-assistance.us

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The CSU requires that all students traveling internationally purchase foreign travel insurance through their Campus, per the CSU Chancellor's Office Policy 13720928. This insurance is in addition to any travel insurance that may be required by your study abroad host institution.

 

Purchasing Foreign Travel Insurance

We are processing FTIP Packets for Summer, Fall, Academic Year 2024/2025 Study Abroad Programs.  

Please make sure to complete the FTIP Packet at least 30 days before your departure date.  Requests will be processed based on the earliest departure date.  Let us know, 5-7 business days in advance, if you have scholarship or visa requirements so we can prioritize your request.

 

On the PowerForm Signer Information Page, it is important that you enter your first and last names for DocuSign to auto-populate your complete name throughout all the forms. Use the complete name from your passport. 

Once you start filling the forms, make sure to finish it in one session, or complete within 30 days.  Otherwise, you will need to start over after the form expires. Please pay attention to the following instructions that may or may not pertain to your travel before you begin.

  • If you do not have your acceptance letter and/or lodging information available, you can email this information when it is available at riskmgmt@sfsu.edu   You may still proceed in completing the packet.  
  • The Request for Authorization to Travel to a High Hazard Country is only required if you’re traveling to a high hazard country. Refer to the CSURMA High Hazard Countries list below.
  • Complete this packet at least 30 days before your departure date. Early requests for visa and/or scholarship requirements will be processed upon request.  Email amarica@sfsu.edu if you need your documents sooner.

For insurance questions, contact Aimee Arica in Enterprise Risk Management at amarica@sfsu.edu, or riskmgmt@sfsu.edu

For study abroad program questions, contact the Office of International Programs at studyabr@sfsu.edu

 

To start completing the Foreign Travel Insurance Packet - Study Abroad, click HERE.  

 

The packet includes the following forms.

  • Foreign Travel Insurance Request Form  (1 page)
  • Release of Liability for Ground/Air Travel  (3 pages)
  • Study Abroad Program - Request for Authorization to Travel to a High Hazard Country
    • This form is only required if you are traveling to a high hazard country for study abroad, or a side trip travel.  Allow additional time for processing as additional approvals are required.

Required only if you are a minor (under 18 years of age).  Email these forms to riskmgmt@sfsu.edu

Once Enterprise Risk Management reviews all required documents, we will provide you with a cashier slip and link to an eMarket website.

You can pay:

  • In-person, pay by cash, OR
  • In-person, pay by check payable to "San Francisco State University", OR

          Visit the Bursar's Office website for office hours and cashiering availability.

  • Online, pay on the e-Market website provided by our office by electronic check (no transaction fee), OR
  • Online, pay on the e-Market website provided by our office by credit card with an additional, non refundable transaction fee of 2.65%       

After payment, email a receipt copy to Aimee Arica at amarica@sfsu.edu, or riskmgmt@sfsu.edu

After payment is verified, our office will submit a request to bind insurance with our insurance program administrators.  Once coverage is secured,  coverage documents will be emailed to the address provided on your Foreign Travel Insurance Request Form.

 

2023-24 Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP) Coverage Summary

 

Chubb Travel Assistance Program Contact 

(Emergency & Executive Assistance)

24-Hour Access
1-855-327-1414  Toll-Free
1-630-694-9764  Direct Dial

Medassist-usa@axa-assistance.us

Visit www.acetravelassistance.net for access to global threat assessments and location-based intelligence.

In the event of a medical emergency or in need of travel assistance, and/or security assistance, the traveler should contact the Travel Assistance Program Contact (above) to initiate assistance.

Note:  The FTIP Policy renews annually on July 1st.  If there's any change in premiums (increase or decrease), premiums will be adjusted accordingly for travelers with departure dates on/after 7/1/24 in the month of July.

Program Length Premium Amount
1 - 15 days $60
16 - 31 days $75
32 - 90 days $140
91 - 180 days $265
181 - 270 days $325
271 - 364 days $500
365 + days Contact Enterprise Risk Management

 

FY2024/25 Premiums  (Travel dates between 7/1/24-6/30/25)

# Days Premium Per Participant / Per Trip
1-15 $ 60.00
16-31 $ 80.00
31-90 $ 145.00
91-180 $ 275.00
181-270 $  335.00
271-364 $  520.00
365+ Contact Enterprise Risk Management at amarica@sfsu.edu

These countries are categorized as Level 3 (reconsider travel) on the U.S. Department of State's travel advisory list.  Traveling to these countries requires approval from the Campus President or her designee, and has a higher insurance premium.

 

Algeria Egypt Lebanon Sierra Leone
Angola Ethiopia Liberia Somalia
Bahrain Guinea-Bissau Libya South Sudan
Bosnia & Herzegovina Haiti Mali Sudan
Burundi India Niger Turkey
Cambodia Indonesia Nigeria Uganda
Central African Republic Iraq Northern Ireland Venezuela
Colombia Israel Pakistan West Bank & Gaza
Cote d'Ivoire Kosovo Peru Yemen
Cuba (OFAC) Kuwait   Zimbabwe
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Kyrgyz Republic    

 

FY2024/25 CSURMA High Hazard Countries (effective 7/1/24-6/30/25)

Algeria Cuba (OFAC & Itinerary needed, trips under 30 days) Liberia Peru
Angola Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Libya Philippines
Bahrain Egypt Mali Sierra Leone
Bosnia & Herzegovina Ethiopia Mauritania Somalia
Burkina Faso Guinea-Bissau Moldova South Sudan
Burma (Myannmar) Haiti Morroco (Western Sahara ONLY) Sudan
Burundi India Mozambique Tajikistan
Cambodia Indonesia Niger Thailand (Patani, Yala,
Songkhala &
Narathiwat Provinces
ONLY)
Cameroon Iraq Nigeria Turkey
Central African Republic Kosovo Northern Ireland Uganda
Chad Kuwait Papua New Guinea Venezuela
Colombia Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) Pakistan Zimbabwe
Cote d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast      

 

Revised 6/20/24

Traveling to these countries requires approval from the Chancellor of the CSU and the Campus President, and has a higher insurance premium.

Afghanistan
Burma (Myannmar)
Iran (OFAC)
Syria

There are no insurance coverages for these countries.

Belarus
North Korea
Russia
Ukraine

 

FY2024/25 Countries effective 7/1/24-6/30/25

Traveling to these countries requires approval from the Chancellor of the CSU and the Campus President, and has a higher insurance premium.

Afghanistan
Iran (OFAC Affadavit & Itinerary needed, trips under 30 days)
Syria
Yemen

There are no insurance coverages for these countries.

Belarus Lebanon Russia West Bank & Gaza
Israel North Korea Ukraine  

 

Revised 6/20/24

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The CSU requires all study abroad students to purchase the CSU's foreign travel insurance through their campus. 

Yes. Even if your host institution provides or also requires you to purchase insurance from them, the CSU still requires you to purchase foreign travel insurance through SF State. There are no exceptions to this requirement. 

The University's Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP) offers more comprehensive coverage than traditional travel insurance and covers, but is not limited to:

  • General Liability and Excess Auto Liability
  • Primary Accident or Sickness Expense
  • Emergency Medical Benefits and Evacuation
  • Emergency Reunion
  • Repatriation of Remains
  • Political Evacuations

For additional information, refer to the 2023-24 FTIP Coverage Summary.

The Foreign Travel Insurance Program is not traditional health insurance and does not cover routine healthcare visits.

Coverage for trip cancellation and trip delay is excluded.

The program allows up to 14 days of covered personal travel outside of your academic program. 

Please refer to the 2023-24 FTIP Coverage Summary for coverage information.