International Health Insurance and Emergency Service
Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) is an international health and emergency services plan for Iowa State University international travel. It is not intended for use in the United States or to replace your current U.S. coverage.
Please note that this coverage does not include trip cancellation, trip interruption, or delayed baggage insurance.
Undergraduate International Travel: All undergraduate students who travel abroad in association with ISU programs (e.g., student orgs, independent study, internships, research, etc.) MUST purchase this plan for the period of time they are out of the country. Study abroad students are automatically enrolled. The cost is either included in the program fee or charged separately depending on the program.
SSHIP Exemption: If you have Student and Scholars Health Insurance Program (SSHIP) and you are traveling independently for academic purposes, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an exemption to the CISI requirement. All undergraduate international travel must be registered.
University International Business Travel: CISI is strongly recommended to ISU international business travelers (faculty, staff, grad students, postdocs, etc.) as it provides important health and emergency services beyond what is in the traveler's domestic health plan. For more information, please see the CISI program information section below. The cost of CISI is centrally funded for university business travel.