Excellent health care is available in or near all of our program sites. Although many students have health insurance which can be used internationally, Arcadia automatically covers all students in a health and accident insurance plan. Arcadia students also have the benefit of International SOS membership. International SOS provides medical and security assistance services in conjunction with Arcadia’s insurance program.


  • Arcadia automatically covers all students in its health insurance and travel assistance program.
  • International SOS provides medical and security assistance services to Arcadia students.
  • Arcadia's health and accident insurance is offered through Cigna Global and administered by University Health Plans.
  • Students attending programs in New Zealand will be provided with the New Zealand government's mandated insurance plan as primary coverage and have access to the Cigna policy as secondary coverage. Please review the New Zealand Health and Safety page for more information and contact a New Zealand program advisor with any questions.
  • Health insurance and travel assistance coverage are effective throughout the duration of the participant's program.
  • There is no deductible per injury or illness, and the maximum medical expenses of the policy for accident or sickness is $500,000.
  • Additional information about the health insurance and travel assistance program will be emailed to students upon acceptance to an Arcadia University program.
  • The plan also provides for political and natural disaster evacuation coverage through Lloyd’s.
  • A summary of Arcadia's insurance benefits is available.

The College of Global Studies engages in regular reviews of its insurance coverage to ensure that the highest standards of quality are met and that the program is easy for students and their parents both in the U.S. and overseas.

Enrollment Information

Arcadia automatically covers students for health insurance and travel assistance for the duration of the program. After acceptance into the program, Arcadia sends an email to the student with information about coverage as well as their membership number. Students can then utilize the assistance services to discuss medical and security concerns related to their destination.

Travel/Personal Property Insurance

Arcadia strongly encourages students to obtain insurance against theft and/or damage to personal effects for the period of time they will be abroad. Arcadia University does not provide insurance for possessions. (Note: students participating in programs in New Zealand will have some property coverage through the insurance mandated by the NZ government)


Please contact Hannah Leidich, Director of Health, Safety, and Security, with any questions about insurance coverage.