Study Abroad Insurance

 

The CSU requires that all students traveling internationally purchase foreign travel insurance through their Campus, per the CSU Chancellor's Office Memorandum RM 2014-01. This insurance is in addition to any travel insurance that may be required by your study abroad host institution.

 

Purchasing Foreign Travel Insurance

For Spring 2022 Study Abroad Program, submit the required forms to the Office of International Programs (OIP).  Instructions and deadline dates will be provided by OIP to all participants by December 3, 2021.  Our office will obtain the forms from OIP, and will contact each student for information, or questions (as needed).

Required forms:

https://dos.sfsu.edu/content/manager-tool-kit

Required only if you are a minor (under 18 years of age):

These forms require a "wet" signature of a legal guardian. Electronic signatures are not permitted for these documents pertaining to youth under the age of 18 (minors).

Once Enterprise Risk Management receives 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 copy to 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.

 

2021-2022 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 assistance, medical emergency, travel assistance, and/or security assistance, the SF State University participant should contact the Travel Assist provider to initiate assistance.

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

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.

Burundi Lebanon Palestinian Authority Turkey
Cuba Libya Saudi Arabia Yemen
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Nigeria Somalia  
Egypt Pakistan South Korea  

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

Afghanistan
Iran
Iraq
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Ukraine

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes. Even if your host institution provides or also requires you to purchase insurance from them, you are still required 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 2021/22 FTIP Coverage Summary.

The Foreign Travel Insurance Program is not traditional health insurance and does not cover routine healthcare visits. The program allows up to 14 days of personal travel outside of your academic program. 

Please refer to the 2021/22 FTIP Coverage Summary for coverage information.