Health and Safety

The University of Illinois system maintains a group policy for international health insurance coverage for:

  • All participants in a UIS program of study outside of the USA, including conducting research, fieldwork and internships
  • faculty and staff leading study abroad programs
  • faculty and staff traveling outside of the USA on official university business

For individuals who are approved to participate in a study abroad program through UIS and for faculty and staff approved to lead a UIS study abroad program enrollment in CISI is required.┬áThe only exceptions are┬ástudents studying abroad through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) which has it’s own insurance requirement.

Enroll in the CISI Program on line ( the “Sponsor Code” in the 3rd screen is: UIL-SPR)

US State Department information for students travelling abroad

World Health Organization (WHO) country information

Center for Disease Control (CDC) country information