Health Insurance: International Students

In the United States, most citizens purchase health insurance from private insurance companies. Because it is not socialized or subsidized by the government, you may find health care in the U.S. to be expensive.

CCBC requires all international students to purchase their own health insurance. This will protect you from the high cost of medical treatment for a serious injury or illness. In addition, we recommend you have eye, dental and general physical examinations before leaving your home country, since these exams will probably cost you a lot more if done in the U.S.

Along with medical documentation, please remember to bring any prescription medication and eyeglasses with you. These items are very expensive in the U.S.

While you attend CCBC, you will need to provide proof that you have health insurance at the start of each fall and spring semester. Please bring the name of the health insurance company, the type of coverage, and the effective coverage dates to International Student Services. If your insurance is issued by your home country, the policy must be translated into English.

There are many companies who specialize in providing health insurance for international students. Historically, CCBC international students have found reliable coverage with International Student Organization (ISO) and International Student Insurance.