Why students studying overseas NEED the Student Travel Insurance

There is a level of excitement and fear when you live abroad for the first time as a student. An air of adventure and a sense of independence that comes with living in a new city.

With it though, also comes the weight of responsibility – the burdens of adulthood. 

For many overseas student, this new experience can be particularly daunting. It’s the first time they are living away from their parents.

Induction month offers students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the new city, their new campus and the services available to assist them. But, there are also a number of difficult situations to navigate such as student visa, opening a new bank account, registering for student ID, rents and deposits, bills and registering with a service provider, and importantly health insurance.

Thankfully one of these concerns can be struck from the list before even boarding a flight – the Student Travel Insurance.

Sacos recently introduced the Student Travel Insurance to protect students from unforeseen perils during their studies overseas.

The Student Travel Insurance covers:

  • Hospitalisation and other medical expenses, including COVID-19 treatment and quarantine;
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Emergency dental care
  • Emergency return home following death of a close family member
  • Travel of a family member if the student is hospitalised
  • Repatriation of mortal remains 
  • 24 hour assistance service
  • Loss of baggage and other important travel documents
  • Personal accident in public transport
  • Personal Liability

When you are a foreigner in a country, travel insurance is not a luxury – it’s a basic necessity.

In securing travel insurance while in Seychelles, before the student travels, you are basically ensuring that students can receive urgent care in case they fall sick, catch COVID-19, or get into an accident.

You can choose a cover period of 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or a year while they get themselves sorted out in their new country.

There is no need to risk the lives and security of our students by sending them overseas without cover or protection. 

It is worth repeating that travel insurance can be the difference between life and death! For more information on the Student Travel Insurance, call us on +248 4295000 or send an email to general@sacos.sc. You can also request a quote via our website

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