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Study Guide to the States

Visit the newly updated Study Guide to the States! The Study Guide is an online, interactive resource to help students and school officials navigate the international student process. Use this step-by-step guide to learn about the process of studying in the United States.

Highlights from the updated Study Guide to the States include:

  • What to consider if you want to study in the United States,
  • How to find a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school,
  • How to maintain your student status during your course of study, and
  • Guidelines for traveling back home.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is a mandatory requirement for F-1 students in all programs. The deadline to submit proof of health insurance is no later than the program start date as shown on the Form I-20. Such students must also show proof of health insurance for the duration of their program in order to be enrolled in classes. Health insurance for international students is available from private companies. The university does not provide health insurance. Prospective and current students could choose from these private providers:

ISI International Student Insurance

IMG Global Insurance – International Student Health Insurance

ISOA International Student Insurance

iNext International Travel Protection

VISIT International Health Insurance

Blue Shield of California

eHealth Insurance

Covered California

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