Students spending time at SLU-Madrid are automatically enrolled in the Sanitas health insurance policy; you’ll receive your health insurance card when you arrive in Madrid. In addition to Sanitas, students will be enrolled in the GeoBlue Travel Medical and International Health Insurance policy.
Students traveling through Webster University’s study abroad programs will enroll for international insurance through Webster University.
All other students traveling overseas will be enrolled in the GeoBlue Travel Medical and International Health Insurance policy. For SLU-approved programs, the cost of insurance is included in the program fee. For independent international experiences, the cost of insurance is $20 per week and can be paid through the SLU Marketplace. Coverage is required for the duration of your time abroad (this includes students spending a week, month, semester or year abroad).
Once you’ve received your electronic insurance card, you can visit the GeoBlue website to:
By following a few common-sense safety tips, you can greatly reduce your risk while traveling overseas. Please know that your safety is ultimately your responsibility.
Saint Louis University recognizes the risks to safety and security of students who travel internationally, and particularly to students who travel to countries where the U.S. Department of State or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel warning. The University reserves the right to cancel or suspend any program of study, research or service at any time in its sole discretion if it determines that there is unnecessary or significant risk to participants.
This U.S. State Department website provides excellent information, advice and tips for students studying abroad.
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country to assist in case of an emergency.
The State Department's Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country-specific information, travel alerts and travel warnings are vital parts of this program.