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Zika Virus Warning

Anyone (especially females) considering travel to the following regions: Cape Verde, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Pacific Island, or South America should visit the CDC Zika Travel Information website and consult with a doctor before travel.

Important Resources for Students Going Abroad

Please Refer to the UW Education Abroad Handbook for Information About:

  • Alcohol and Drug Use

  • Disabilities

  • Gender

  • Race/Ethnicity

  • Religion

  • Sexual Orientation

Please read the Handbook thoroughly before leaving for your country of study. 



UW requires all students going abroad on UW sanctioned programs to have student travel insurance, or to show proof of insurance through one of the authorized program providers.  This insurance coverage is mandatory and will not be waived.

As of Fall 2014 UW Student Travel Insurance is provided by AIG. 

The Affordable Care Act requires all U.S. citizens to have health insurance coverage unless they will reside outside of the United States for more than 330 days.  It is recommended that you determine if you need to continue your U.S. health insurance, in addition to travel insurance, while you are abroad.

Students traveling on a UW study abroad program will automatically be enrolled in student travel insurance.  The cost for the insurance will be billed directly to the student’s WyoWeb account.

Print Foreign Travel Insurance Card and Information

Group Name:  University of Wyoming
Policy #: GLB 0009139873
Toll-free number from the U.S.: (877)832-3523
International Collect call: +1 (715)295-9817

The cost of insurance is as follows:

Program Length Price
Short-term programs of 2 weeks or less $25.00
Short-term programs of more than 2 weeks $50.00/month
One Semester $150.00
One Academic Year $300.00







Questions regarding student travel insurance can be directed to the Office of Risk Management, (307)766-5767 or

In case of an emergency medical condition, contact emergency care providers in that country immediately.  If non-emergency medical assistance is needed, you can either get a local referral or call AIG collect at +1 (817)295-9817.  You must call AIG to open a file for the claim.  AIG can provide assistance in finding a provider, obtaining translation services for medical care, and providing financial assistance to obtain treatment.

Payment should be made to the care provider at the time of service, with reimbursement requested upon return.  In order to request reimbursement, you must submit a claim form, receipts for all payments, including prescription medications, and a full medical report (including diagnosis, treatment recommendations, care provided, and how the injury was sustained - if applicable.) 

Upon return, the student's personal medical insurance will be responsible for further and follow-up care.

See the Foreign Travel Insurance Card and Information Sheet for additional information on services provided by AIG.

Faculty, Staff and Registered Graduate Students

International Travel Insurance is available to registered graduate students, faculty, and staff while participating in short-term educational trips sponsored by the University of Wyoming that are traveling internationally. It is required to complete the International Travel Registration form prior to travel.


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