Health, Safety and Insurance

Planning for your health and safety while abroad is particularly important. You want to be prepared to make the most of this opportunity and the time to ask questions is not when you are in immediate need of health care services. Take a few minutes to read over these frequently asked questions and feel free to contact the Center for Global Study and Engagement if you have additional concerns. 

All Dickinson College students going abroad are covered under a Dickinson-funded policy through ACE American Insurance Company. Dickinson also provides all students with medical and travel security assistance through International SOS.  Please review the following information:



Voluntary Personal Property & Liability Insurance for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Students, faculty, and staff are not covered by Dickinson for personal liability, including the loss or theft of personal property. It is the responsibility of each program participant to purchase liability insurance, if needed. Students who bring laptops are advised to purchase adequate coverage. Check first to see whether the homeowner's insurance of your parents/guardian will cover personal liability while overseas. Normally, a copy of the police report filed at the time of loss or theft will be required by the insurer before any claim will be considered. If you would like to voluntarily purchase personal property and liability insurance, the college’s insurance broker, RCM&D, has entered into a partnership with XN Global. Please read the brochure below and click on the link to learn more about coverage options and premiums.

CGSE, Health and Safety