International Student Health Insurance

Columbia College Chicago implements a no-waiver policy for insurance.  You will be fully insured annually (12 months) for the entire duration of your F-1 visa, including OPT.  If your OPT employer (U.S.-based), is providing you with insurance, please send verification to

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 2017/2018 Academic Year, Columbia College Chicago 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:

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