Health and Safety

The University of Illinois system maintains a group policy for international health insurance coverage for:

  • All participants in a UIS program of study outside of the USA, including conducting research, fieldwork and internships
  • faculty and staff leading study abroad programs
  • faculty and staff traveling outside of the USA on official university business

For individuals who are approved to participate in a study abroad program through UIS and for faculty and staff approved to lead a UIS study abroad program enrollment in CISI is required. Individuals who have insurance plans which meet or exceed the benefits offered by CISI may petition for an exemption waiver.

Enroll in the CISI Program on line ( the “Sponsor Code” in the 3rd screen is: UIL-SPR)

Petition for CISI exemption (.doc)

US State Department information for students travelling abroad

World Health Organization (WHO) country information

Center for Disease Control (CDC) country information