International Health Insurance and Emergency Service
Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) is an international health and emergency services plan. CISI provides coverage worldwide except for the 50 United States and the traveler's home country. It is not intended for use in the 50 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.
How you enroll is based on what type of travel:
|Student Travel||University Business Travel
|For academic credit
Self-funded as part of your academic program of study
(research, internship, service, etc.)
|Not for academic credit
Is funded in whole or in part from ISU-administered funds.
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||Independent Study, Internships, Research||Student Orgs|
||Register in ISUAbroad through the Intl Credit or Intl Non-Credit links towards the bottom of the Types of Programs page.||Student Org Advisor will work with Study Abroad Center to start an ISUAbroad Application for all travelers after receiving Education Abroad Committee (EAC) approval for the travel. CISI enrollment occurs when student commits to the program. CISI costs typically centrally funded for this group. If not, costs are charged to student's U-bill.|
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, and postdocs) and required for grad students. It provides important health and emergency services beyond what is in the traveler's domestic health plan. The cost of CISI is centrally funded for university business travel.
Study abroad program directors, please .
University business travel, please go to ORM's website.
Consulate Letter: Upon enrollment, CISI will send you a consulate letter. If you require a letter for visa purposes before you receive your enrollment packet, you may contact email@example.com to request one. For more information on visa requirements for U.S. citizens traveling abroad, see: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html
CISI program information:
- CISI Participant FAQ
- International Insurance 101
- CISI Policy Information
- My CISI Participant Portal Overview
- CISI Cheat Sheet
- CISI Emergency Travel Assistance
- International Liability Insurance (optional for individual purchase, usually not required for overseas travel)