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International Student Services

Health Insurance Policy and Information

International Students (F-1 Visas)

La Sierra University requires all its international students to maintain adequate health insurance throughout the duration of their visa status (as long as they have a valid I-20). Therefore, the Office of International Student Services offers a comprehensive insurance plan just for international students.

An international student insurance plan will be purchased for all international students at the time of registration and will be automatically renewed throughout their stay at La Sierra University, including summer and vacation periods. The insurance fees will be automatically charged to the international students account upon registration. For the current fee amounts, contact the Office of International Student Services.

Scholars/Exchange Visitors (J-1, J-2 Visas)

All exchange visitors (both J-1and J-2dependents) are required to have sickness and accident insurance and medical evacuation and repatriation insurance in effect for the duration of their exchange visitor status.

A willful failure to carry insurance is considered to be a violation of the Exchange Visitor Program regulations. Department of State (DOS) treats willful failure to carry insurance as a serious infraction for which neither correction of the record nor reinstatement are available as remedies.

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