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UW-System policy requires that all students who participant in international education programs purchase Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) insurance for accident and health, repatriation, and medical evacuation.  This insurance is included in the cost of all study abroad and exchange programs.

Coverage Information and Plan 


For all UWM-sponsored programs, our office will automatically enroll you for the dates of your program. 

The Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) health insurance log in instructions can be found once you have confirmed your participation in your program under the Post-decision Signature Documents section of your online application. This document will be available for you to review after you commit to your program. If you have any questions please follow up with the study abroad office.

Program participants can log into the CISI website for the following:

*view/print/email your ID card, coverage brochure, consulate letter and claim form
*purchase an extra month of insurance for a period of personal travel
*view/update your online account profile information
*search for hospitals and clinics overseas
*find valuable travel-related information


The charge for CISI international health insurance is $34 per month of coverage. Cost proration for travel lasting less than one month is not possible.


All insurance charges for students will be posted to the student's PAWS account.

CISI Claims

While travelling abroad, it is important to contact CISI immediately following any incident requiring medical care (If you are having trouble contacting CISI yourself, the study abroad office can help).

Seek medical assistance for any incident that you think may require service. CISI will not cover expenses for follow-up medical service in the United States if an incident report was not been started while abroad.

Most hospitals, clinics, and doctors abroad will not accept CISI insurance at the time of service. This means that you (or the sick or injured student) will have to pay for the medical care, then later submit a CISI medical claim form for reimbursement (medical service fees are NOT the responsibility of UWM or the study abroad office). It is thus very important that you collect and safeguard all medical service receipts.