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International Health Insurance

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Study Abroad Students

All study abroad participants must be covered by a comprehensive international health insurance plan while abroad. Students participating in a Fordham-run semester program (Fordham in London, Fordham in Granada, and Ubuntu in S Africa) or one of Fordham's short-term undergraduate programs sponsored by the International and Study Abroad Programs Office are automatically enrolled in a comprehensive plan for their time abroad through Gallagher and Co. Once you are enrolled in the insurance plan you will receive an email from with your policy information and ID card. Please be sure to open the email when you receive it and keep your ID card with you at all times before, during, and after your trip. Study abroad students participating in Exchange or Partner programs should contact their host school to inquire about insurance requirements. If you are looking to purchase a comprehensive health insurance plan, you can compare plans on this website. If you are unsure whether or not your program includes health insurance coverage, please contact the Office of International and Study Abroad Programs. 


Faculty, Staff, & Students traveling for another purpose

Fordham faculty, staff, or students traveling abroad for a University- approved reason can purchase an international health insurance plan, including trip cancellation insurance, through Gallagher here.

Once you are enrolled in a plan with Gallagher, you will receive an email with information regarding your health insurance card and how to access your insurance benefits.

For details on plan coverage and how to access benefits, please visit this site.

For Instructions on how to access your health insurance benefit, please visit this site.


In an emergency, please contact Fordham's Office of Public Safety at +1 718-817-2222.