The primary objective of Colgate’s off-campus study program is the health and safety of the students who are studying off campus and abroad.

Health Insurance

Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)/IMG

Colgate contracts with Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)/IMG to offer health insurance and assistance to students, staff, and faculty on Colgate University study groups and extended-study trips.

Individuals working through CISI/IMG's network of contracted physicians worldwide generally have no up-front costs or co-pays for covered medical care. CISI additionally provides coverage for:

  • medical evacuation
  • prescription medication
  • and many other health-related emergency expenses

More detailed information on the coverage provided, how to sign up for online access to CISI resources once you have received your insurance card, and other details can be found in the plan brochure

Download CISI/IMG Colgate Plan Brochure (2019-20) 

Information for Participants

Students looking to register for or utilize any of the CISI/IMG insurance benefits will find additional information on the following page:
Health Insurance and Emergencies 

Approved Programs

Faculty, staff, and students traveling on any of Colgate’s approved programs may purchase coverage through CISI/IMG at Colgate's group rate. However, insurance coverage is included by most approved programs.

Assistance and Evacuation Services

International SOS

While CISI health insurance coverage includes a medical evacuation service, Colgate additionally contracts with International SOS to provide worldwide assistance and evacuation services for all participants in Colgate University study groups and extended-study trips.

Limitations

Although SOS offers students and the Colgate community security advice and services, SOS is not health insurance. Students with medical concerns should work through CISI for referrals and medical assistance.

Information for Participants

Students looking to register for or utilize the International SOS service will find additional information on the following page:
Health Insurance and Emergencies

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency or incident during a student’s off-campus study experience, Colgate will communicate directly with the listed emergency contacts of any impacted students.