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GeoBlue for Students

All Northwestern students, graduate and undergraduate, are required to enroll in GeoBlue for students to obtain Northwestern’s international medical assistance and insurance plan with GeoBlue. Some students traveling abroad will need to enroll in GeoBlue individually. Students traveling with Northwestern-sponsored groups should check with their group leader to determine if insurance is being purchased on their behalf. 

Furthermore, some external study abroad programs (operated by third-party providers) require students to purchase GeoBlue's insurance coverage through their program. In those cases where the program requires GeoBlue health insurance, Northwestern students are not required to purchase it through Northwestern. Northwestern also permits a limited number of exemptions for study abroad/third-party providers whose insurance plans are deemed compatible to GeoBlue. See Study Abroad Health Insurance for a list of programs exempt from the Northwestern GeoBlue purchase requirement.


Student Rate

Registration/Pre-travel preparation

Coverage Highlights

Additional benefits requiring approval from GeoBlue at the time of need before benefit is conferred:

Remote Care Services

These remote services complement the services provided locally in the international destination:

Global TeleMD Global Wellness Assist
My Online Therapy


Care and Claims

* Reimbursement of airfare and accommodations for a family member to travel to the covered person’s place of hospital confinement. This benefit requires an expected hospital stay in excess of three days.

** If you have a scuba diving certification, contact OGSS in advance of your trip to discuss coverage options.

Find answers to common questions about health insurance coverage on our Frequently Asked Questions webpage or contact OGSS.