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Global Travel Protection plan

Travel insurance requirements and options for your EF Gap Year.

All EF Gap Year participants are required to have adequate travel insurance.

Below is a summary of required and suggested insurance coverage.

Required coverage:

  • Accident and Sickness – $100,000

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment – $50,000

  • Medical Evacuation and Repatriation – $150,000

  • Non-Medical Evacuation – $100,000

Highly recommended 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: $900

  • First-Year Program: $900

  • Gap Semester: $500

  • Short-Term: $400

Note: The cost of the Global Travel Protection plan is not included in the Gap Year, Gap Semester, or Short-Term base price, but an additional charge.

The Global Travel Protection plan includes insured components that are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company and non-insurance assistance services provided by Falck Global Assistance. You can find further details of the policy, coverage limits, and exclusions here. The Global Travel Protection plan becomes non-refundable after any of the following occur: when you depart on your program, when you file a claim, or 10 days after payment.

Filing a Claim

If you purchased the Global Travel Protection plan and wish to file a claim, you can do so in just a few simple steps. Claims instructions and helpful links are listed below for your convenience. And if you have any questions, we’re here to help. Just give the EF Gap team a call at 1-800-726-9746.

To get started, review the policy page to find information specific to when you purchased coverage.

Find your required form to file a claim due to a medical claim, cancellation delay, interruption or lost baggage.

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. 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.