Health & Safety

ASA’s student medical benefits are second to none in the study abroad field. These benefits are included in every program cost and provide an added level of protection above a student’s U.S. medical insurance.

Here are some of the important benefits our medical insurance provides:

  • 100% coverage with no deductible for up to $250,000 of medical expenses
  • A budget of up to $13,500 for a parent to visit their son/daughter if they are hospitalized for more than 5 days
  • Access to the doctor or hospital of your choice, whether public or private
  • Up to $100,000 coverage for security evacuations
  • Up to $500,000 coverage for emergency medical evacuation
  • Coverage while traveling outside country of study
  • Complete repatriation coverage
  • A budget of up to $2,500 for a plane ticket home in the event your trip is interrupted due to the death or serious illness/injury of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent or sibling)

In addition to the medical insurance described above, all ASA students also receive emergency medical consultation and referrals from Global Rescue (  Available to students 24/7/365, Global Rescue is a leader in its field and is prepared to deal with the most complex medical emergencies abroad.

The company’s emergency response teams are comprised of paramedics, physicians and security personnel, many of whom are veterans of elite rescue units of the U.S. military. Through an exclusive relationship with physicians from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Global Rescue members benefit from the advisory services of some of the world’s finest physicians.  Global Rescue is also the only emergency services company recommended by College Parents of America.

The following Global Rescue services are provided to all ASA students:

  • Real-time medical consultation services with Global Rescue personnel and doctors at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Johns Hopkins has been the #1 ranked hospital in the U.S. for the past 16 consecutive years.
  • Access to a database of English-speaking doctors and lawyers worldwide
  • Access to a database of 3,000 hospitals worldwide, including 70 that are affiliated with Johns Hopkins and other U.S. centers of excellence
  • Visa and passport assistance if lost or stolen

In addition to the services above, we take our students’ safety and security very seriously. We maintain a 24-hour emergency phone number and an online database where our staff can find students’ emergency contact information. We also maintain an online emergency action plan that our staff can access at any time, with step-by-step instructions on how to handle various types of emergencies.