Health and Safety
Whether you are advising a study abroad student or leading a faculty-led program, we strongly encourage you to review the below links to become more familiar with health and safety topics prior to your student's or your program abroad.
- K-State Lafene Travel Clinic
- K-State Counseling Services
- U.S. Department of State
- International Travel Warnings and Alerts
- Country Profiles
- U.S. Embassy Information
- Emergency Assistance to Americans Abroad
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Overseas Security Advisory Council
- Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information Clearinghouse Project (SAFETI)
International Health Insurance
The Study Abroad Office is able to offer international health insurance coverage to faculty and staff traveling on KSU business. To view the insurance policy, click here.
To request this insurance for yourself, please click on "Request Insurance for Myself" below:
To request this insurance for someone else, please click on "Request Insurance for Someone Else" below:
After you complete the online registration, payment must be submitted to the Study Abroad Office at 304 Fairchild Hall. Payments must be in the form of a check (personnel or cashier's) or money order made out to "T.W. Lord"
Once the online form has been submitted and payment has been received in the Study Abroad Office, we will submit the information to T.W. Lord & Associates. A few days after we have submitted the information, the traveler should receive an email (to the appropriate KSU email account) from T.W. Lord & Associates confirming enrollment in the insurance plan. The email will include an insurance verification letter and ID card to print and carry while abroad.
For current prices, additional information, questions regarding the form or payment, or need to change your dates of enrollment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-532-5990.
It is highly recommended that faculty or staff traveling abroad obtain international health insurance, since many health insurance plans (including most of those offered by the State of Kansas) do not cover important costs that could be incurred while traveling abroad. These include Emergency Medical Evacuation, Repatriation of Remains, a Family Assistance Benefit, a Bereavement Reunion Benefit and Worldwide Travel Assistance.