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Travel protection

All EF Gap Year participants are required to have adequate travel insurance. We offer a Global Travel Protection Plan specifically designed for EF Gap Year participants, since many insurance companies do not provide adequate coverage for people traveling abroad.

Our travel insurance requirements

All EF Gap Year participants are required to maintain adequate insurance coverage throughout the term of their program. Below is a summary of required and suggested insurance coverage.

Required coverage:

  • Accident and Sickness – $50,000
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment – $50,000
  • Medical Evacuation and Repatriation – $50,000
  • Non-Medical Evacuation – $100,000

Highly recommend coverage:

  • Cancellation for Valid Reason - $22,000 (Gap Semester) / $39,500 (Gap Year)
  • Trip Interruption - $33,000 (Gap Semester) / $59,250 (Gap Year)
  • Travel Delay - $2,500


EF Gap Year’s Global Travel Protection Plan

EF Gap Year offers a specially designed Global Travel Protection Plan* for our program participants that meets all of the requirements and recommendations outlined above at very competitive rates:

Gap Year: $800
Gap Semester: $400

(Note that the cost of this Global Travel Protection Plan is not included in the Gap Year or Gap Semester base price, but an additional charge. It is also non-refundable after the 10-day review period.)

Download a summary of the plan >

Read full plan details >


Providing your own travel insurance

If you choose not to purchase EF Gap Year’s Global Travel Protection Plan, you will need to provide proof of adequate insurance coverage prior to departure. Please be advised that many insurance companies do not offer travel abroad coverage for individuals. Please also be sure to check with your provider about the types of coverage they can offer, and at what price. We strongly suggest you compare their rates against ours.


Filing a claim

If you purchased travel coverage and wish to file a claim, you can do so in just a few simple steps. Claims forms, instructions, and helpful links are listed below for your convenience. To get started, review the full plan details. And if you have any questions, we're here to help. Just give the EF Gap team a call at  1-800-726-9746.

File a claim due to a cancellation >

File a claim due to out-of-pocket expenses  >


* The insured components of the plan are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company and assistance services provided by EF Gap Year.  Insurance benefits in the plan are subject to exclusions and limitations. Please see the summary and full plan details for more information.