Students are HIGHLY encouraged to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. Illness, weather, natural disasters and a myriad of other incidences are beyond anyone’s control and could potentially result in trip cancellations or delays. Due to restrictions with our various travel contracts, Clayton State University cannot provide any refunds beyond what is listed on our refund schedule. Clayton State University frequently works with two different companies, Fellowship Travel International and Cultural Insurance Services International, and both companies offer trip cancellation protection that you may choose to purchase for yourself. While it is recommended that students purchase this insurance, students are not required to do so nor are they required to purchase insurance from one of these two options; students may shop around and chose from another insurance provider.
Additional resources for travel insurance can be found at the Consumer Affairs Website.
The USG has negotiated a study abroad insurance plan which is available to all USG study abroad participants at a pre-determined price. Cultural Insurance Service International (CISI) is the current contracted provider for study abroad participants (students and faculty/staff while on the program). The CISI policy has been approved and endorsed by the System Council for International Education and is the recommended provider for the University System of Georgia. For information about the current policy, visit the USG Board of Regents International Programs.
The insurance coverage plan is provided to the study abroad students from the Office of International Programs (OIP). Two to three weeks before the programs departure date, study abroad students will receive a welcome e-mail from CISI insurance for their enrollment into the insurance plan. Students may then log into CISI Insurance to create an account on via the website or the app.