Health & Safety
Be safe, be smart.
Health InsuranceNSE does not require and does not provide health insurance for exchange students. It is your responsibility, therefore, to ensure that you are adequately covered by health insurance while on exchange. Some NSE member campuses will require proof that you have adequate health insurance, and others will require that you purchase their health insurance regardless of having a policy of your own.
Personal SafetyWhile on exchange, you are responsible for acting prudently and exercising caution and common sense at all times. Take time to learn about your new environment and familiarize yourself with campus and neighborhood surroundings. Heed the safety advice provided by your host campus coordinator, residence life staff, and others familiar with your location. Inform your parents, guardians, spouse, or significant other of how to reach you and your NSE coordinator. Campus safety information for U.S. institutions is available at https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/.
Crisis AwarenessIf extreme weather (e.g., hurricane, flood, earthquake, tornado, etc.) or other emergency situation (e.g., pandemic, fire, strike, protest) arises while you are on exchange, follow the instructions provided by your NSE coordinator and the appropriate safety and student services personnel on your host campus. Advise your parents, guardians, family, and home campus coordinator of the nature of the emergency and periodically reassure them of your safety.
Travel InsuranceIf you are an NSE participant on a host campus outside of the continental United States (i.e. Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico,
U.S. Virgin Islands), travel insurance is available through CISI. This policy does not cover NSE participants on programs within the United States. The CISI policy offers coverage for Accident/Sickness Medical + Medical Evacuation/Repatriation + Security Evacuation + 24-7 Assistance coverage.