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Study Abroad Students

Insurance Availability

If you are a UNC student returning from a Study Abroad program, you are eligible to purchase the UNC System Student Health Hard Waiver Insurance Plan directly through Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Blue.  

When you return from your Study Abroad Program and your travel insurance terminates, this is considered a qualifying life event and this allows you to purchase the Student Health Insurance for the remainder of the current semester. BCBS can provide the insurance rate. You have 30 days to enroll in the UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan after your travel insurance terminates.

As a Study Abroad student you may also purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan for the entire semester. This should to be purchased before the semester effective dates (fall - August 1; spring - January 1) to ensure coverage for the entire semester. This is also done directly with Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Blue. Contact them at email@studentbluenc.com or call 888-351-8283.