International Student Scholar Services

Columbia College Chicago implements a no-waiver policy for insurance. Throughout your time as a student, you'll be fully insured during the academic year with the option to elect coverage for the summer break. Students who have graduated are not eligible for insurance. This includes students on optional practical training (OPT). 

Insurance in the United States is quite complicated, and internationally-based insurance policies do not often cover the necessary medical expenses needed while in the United States. For the 2018-19 Academic Year, Columbia has collaborated with Lewermark to provide a robust insurance policy to cover any medical needs or charges that may accrue during your time at Columbia. Please see below for more details:

Download Plan Summary (PDF)

If you need to download your insurance card, go to the Lewermark website and follow the instuctions.

For questions, contact