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Private Insurance

There are numerous health insurance companies that specialize in health insurance for visitors and their dependents. Some will meet the requirements for your visa category. The internet will provide you with more company options. It is your responsibility to provide a receipt of purchase for this insurance during your first week at KU. The following is a sample of websites offering J-1 insurance. You are not limited to the companies listed here. Please remember that if you are bringing dependents they must also be covered.

IMPORTANT: Many U.S. companies exclude “pre-existing conditions,” so if you are already taking regular medications under a doctor’s supervision - for diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. - be sure you buy a policy that will cover your expenses for pre-existing health conditions in the U.S. Some companies exclude pregnancy/ maternity coverage. Please carefully check with the insurance company before purchasing.

International Student Insurance – Atlas Travel Plan»

Gateway USA»

ISO Insurance»

BETiNS – medical evacuation and repatriation only»

United Healthcare Global Emergency Services - medical evacuation and repatriation only StandAlone EF.pdf

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Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times