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International Education


Primary Insurance

Massachusetts law requires all students to have a U.S. health insurance plan while enrolled at Bentley. You must maintain this primary insurance throughout the term abroad, whether it is a private plan or the Bentley plan. If you normally waive the Bentley insurance plan you should continue to waive it for your term abroad.

International Insurance

Study abroad students will be automatically enrolled in a mandatory international insurance plan that provides coverage essential for international travelers.  For many Bentley students, the international plan is provided by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI).  Refer to the CISI Coverage Brochure for details of plan benefits.  For Bentley students enrolled in programs sponsored by IFSA, API, CIEE, IES, CAPA, CEA, or Semester at Sea, the sponsoring organization provides a comparable insurance plan. 

Plans are valid during official program dates only and outside of the United States only. If you plan to travel before the program begins or after it concludes, you should contact the provider directly to purchase extended coverage. Plans include medical care for illnesses, accidents, and emergencies.  Plans also provide emergency medical evacuation, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and repatriation coverage, among other benefits. Plans can be used for doctor and hospital visits as well as 24 hour emergency assistance over the phone from anywhere in the world.