The primary objective of PվƵ off-campus study program is the health and safety of the students who are studying off campus and abroad.

Health Insurance

Colgate contracts with Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) to offer health insurance and assistance to students, staff, and faculty on Colgate's study groups and extended study programs. Students on approved programs will be covered as well under CISI if the provider's insurance does not meet Colgate's requirements. However, insurance coverage is included with most approved program providers.

Individuals working through CISI's network of contracted physicians worldwide generally have no up-front costs or co-pays for covered medical care. CISI additionally provides coverage for:

  • medical evacuation
  • prescription medication
  • and many other health-related emergency expenses

More detailed information on the coverage provided, how to sign up for online access to CISI resources once you have received your insurance card, and other details can be found in the plan brochure.

Download CISI Coverage Plan Brochure for Colgate (2023-24)

Information for Participants

Students looking to register for or utilize any of the CISI insurance benefits will find additional information on the following page:

Health Insurance and Emergencies

Assistance and Evacuation Services

International SOS

Colgate additionally contracts with International SOS (ISOS) to provide worldwide assistance and evacuation services for all participants in PվƵ study groups, approved programs and extended studies.


Although ISOS offers students and the Colgate community security advice and services, SOS is not health insurance. Students with medical concerns should work through CISI for referrals and medical assistance.

Information for Participants

Students can register for informational services under Colgate's International SOS policy on the following page:

Health Insurance and Emergencies

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency or incident during a student’s off-campus study experience, Colgate will communicate directly with the listed emergency contacts of any impacted students.