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Health Insurance and Immunizations

Health Insurance:

USU requires that all international exchange students have adequate medical coverage. USU Student Health Insurance will be charged to students Access accounts upon registration. Students may be able to waive the USU Student Health Insurance and charge if they provide proof of adequate health insurance and it is successfully waived through Student Health Insurance at USU. Students will be sent USU Student Health Insurance pricing, as well as instructions for waiving the USU Student Health Insurance, prior to their arrival.

Incoming exchange students must have health insurance that covers the dates of the entire duration of their stay – even if they are coming early before their program (up to 30 days) and/or staying late after their program (up to 30 days). Insurance coverage MUST start on the day students arrive in the U.S. and MUST be in effect for their entire stay including their US departure date.

Any insurance from a foreign company MUST have an office/address in the United States, be translated into English, and must have compatible and comparable coverage to the United States insurance requirements for coverage as outlined in the ACA (Affordable Care Act). According to regulation 22 CFR 62.14, all J-1 visa holders will be required to have the health insurance coverage listed below:

Medical benefits: $100,000
Repatriation of remains: $25,000
Medical evacuation: $50,000
Deductible per accident or illness: $500

ISEP incoming exchange students will have health insurance that meets these requirements and will be able to waive the USU Student Health Insurance, but will still need to go through the waiver process.


Certain immunizations are REQUIRED. Please click here to see a list of immunizations that are required, as well as those that are recommended. Incoming exchange students should be prepared to bring a copy of their immunizations with them to USU.

Students should have a record of surgeries, major illnesses, current medications, allergies, and allergic reactions to medications. If a student has a significant health problem, he/she should bring along medical records.