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Blog posts that deal with all matters of health and safety for international travelers and students.

2019 Travel Video Contest

September 11th, 2019 by Leah Hammond

The annual InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest is now open for submissions! Entering its 14th year, the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest now boasts 5 unique prizes, with a First Place Grand Prize of $4,000. Here’s your chance to be a winner this year.  If you are currently studying outside of your home country, your video must […]

6 Tips for a Healthy Travel Experience

July 17th, 2019 by Alexis Ponce

For all the travel addicts out there, it is almost that time of the year! With summer vacation here, you may be planning to take a trip internationally in the coming days and weeks! It is important that you think about your health before and during your trip, to make sure you are in tip-top […]

Provider Network changes on the Student Secure and Atlas Travel plan

July 2nd, 2019 by Alexis Ponce

For students or travelers coming to the United States, the StudentSecure and Atlas Travel plans will be switching their PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) to the UnitedHealthCare Network for plans that are purchased as of July 1st, 2019! This update will apply in the following situations: If your home country or country of citizenship isn’t within […]

5 Steps to Waive Your School’s Group Insurance Plan

July 13th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

If you will be an international student attending college or university in the US, then chances are your school has certain health insurance requirements to make sure you are properly protected. Many schools have a group plan that they automatically enroll their international students in, but may give you the option to opt out if […]

Drug and Alcohol Awareness for International Students

February 14th, 2018 by Leah Hammond

For many students, going away to college will be the first time you are away from the familiarity of being with your family and friends. While this can be a very exciting time, moving your entire life to a new city, state, or even a new country can be a nerve-wracking experience. To cope with […]

Common International Student Myths About Sexual Assault

December 28th, 2017 by Jacqueline Schultz

Sexual assault is a sensitive subject and can be difficult to explain and discuss, even in a safe space. Varying cultural perspectives may also prove to be challenging when engaging in an open and educational discussion around the topic. However, understanding the laws pertaining to sexual assault in the U.S. should be discussed with international […]

How do I Know What my Plan will and Won’t Cover?

November 15th, 2017 by Sutherland Beever

  It’s important to keep in mind that health insurance plans in the United States aren’t designed to cover everything and different types of insurance plans will cover different things.  Ideally, an insurance plan will help cover a large portion of the bills that you incur from a doctor’s office or hospital, but there is […]

Sexual Assault Awareness and Safety Training for International Students

November 10th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

At Kognitiv, we are dedicated to promoting international education and providing resources for schools all around the world to create awareness with their international students on topics like Mental Health and Sexual Assault. This year we have partnered with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to develop a training program to help […]

The 2017 Travel Video Contest is Now Open!

September 6th, 2017 by Sutherland Beever

The Travel Video Contest on InternationalStudent.com is back and ready to help even more international students reach their dreams! To enter this year’s contest, all you need is a bit of ambition, the desire to travel or study abroad, some decent videotaping equipment, and the editing software of your choice.  Odds are, you already have been […]

The US Healthcare Video now available in Spanish

June 1st, 2017 by Juncal Caballero

At Kognitiv, we are interested in informing and getting you ready before your trip; therefore, we are always coming up with new resources to make the adjustment and understanding process of the new culture easier for you. For us, it is important to extend these resources and provide them in your native language. […]

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