US students going abroad to study
The number of US students studying abroad has tripled during the past decade. Most often students go overseas for a semester, however in our experience the study duration abroad varies from a couple of weeks to a few years. 15 of the top 25 destinations that US students select are in Western Europe and rest are in countries where English is not a primary language. There has been a 44 percent increase in US students going to India for an education related exposure. The number of students to Africa, Asia and the middle east has increased to eight percent. In the globalised world of the 21st century, it is crucial for students to have some international exposure which can help them excel in different regions. This increase in the number of US students going overseas reflects a healthy trend of growing interest to study abroad. Since domestic health insurance plans do not cover students outside US national boundaries, it is important that students buy student medical insurance while in a foreign nation.