Will I still be able to study abroad if there are cases of H1N1 in other countries?
Currently, Georgia State is not canceling any study abroad programs due to H1N1. The University is closely monitoring the situation in the countries our students study, and safety is a top priority for our students studying abroad.
If I’m studying abroad, where can I find information about H1N1 in that country?
Students can find information about the development of H1N1 in other countries on the World Health Organization website at http://www.who.int/en/.
If I’m sick before I travel on my study abroad, should I still go?
The CDC recommends that if you are sick with symptoms of influenza-like illness, you should not travel. Passengers on flights from the United States to other countries may expect health screenings upon arrival to their destination. Passengers may be asked to have their temperature taken or pass through a screening device that checks their temperature.
All students traveling on Georgia State study abroad programs are covered with international medical insurance through T.W. Lord & Associates. (This division is insured by the United States Fire Insurance Company). Below are some FAQs about your international medical insurance coverage.
If I become sick abroad, will my international medical insurance cover me?
Yes, if you get sick abroad, T.W. Lord & Associates insurance will cover you while you are sick abroad. Check the brochure for exclusions.
If I become sick abroad (with swine flu or any other illness), may I be transported back to the United States for medical treatment?
No, not unless the situation constitutes an emergency evacuation.
What constitutes an emergency evacuation?
Emergency Evacuation means: a) the Insured Person's medical condition warrants immediate transportation from the place where the Insured Person is injured or becomes ill to the nearest hospital where appropriate medical treatment can be obtained; or b) after treated at a local hospital the Insured Person's medical condition warrants transportation to the United states to obtain further medical treatment or to recover.
If I become ill/hurt abroad, will the insurance cover continuing treatment once I arrive back in the US?
Benefits will be paid up to $10,000 for expenses incurred in the United States for accidents or illnesses which were first treated while participating in the Study Abroad Program. These expenses must be incurred within 60 days after return to the United States.
Are vaccines covered under this insurance?
No, vaccines are not covered by this insurance.
Check the insurance brochure given to you by your Program Director or contact the company directly if you have further questions.
T.W. Lord & Associates
25 Dodd Street
PO Box 1185
Marietta, GA 30061