Many factors can impact any kind of travel that we do, whether it is for educational, business, or personal reasons. It is possible that unexpected events such as an illness or a family crisis could require you to cancel your participation in a program, or return home in the middle of a program. Also, there always exists the risk that situations beyond our control, such as an earthquake or pandemic, could lead to program interruption or cancellation. Elon makes non-refundable payments to our study abroad vendors on students' behalf well in advance of travel, and it is often impossible to recoup those payments.
For these reasons, we recommend that participants in Elon study abroad programs purchase insurance to help protect their travel investment.
Cancellation insurance is included in the Winter Term study abroad program cost, and students will be automatically enrolled. Please note that the maximum coverage amount for Winter Term 2014 is $5000 or $7000, depending on the individual program.
Cancellation insurance is NOT included in the study abroad program cost but is available as an option to students and their families. There are many providers of cancellation insurance, and we have provided just one example from a company we have used in the past.
Click here to enroll in iTravel Insured cancellation insurance for summer or semester programs.
Cancellation insurance goes into effect at 12:01 AM the day after the enrollment is received.
Travelers may purchase the policy no later than 24 hours (one day) before departure.
70 percent of all claims occur before you depart on your trip (90 percent of these claims are due to an illness, injury, or death to the traveler or a family member).
Potential situations covered by cancellation insurance:
Potential situations NOT covered by cancellation insurance:
Phone: 866-243-7524 (within North America)
Phone: 01-317-655-9798 (Call collect when outside of North America.)
All claims must be filed within 90 days of the incident.