Travel Protection

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 – $50,000
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment – $50,000
  • Medical Evacuation and Repatriation – $50,000
  • 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: $800
Gap Semester: $400
Costa Rica Immersion: $400

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

* 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.

Read the full plan details here

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.

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.