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General requirements

Personal travel medical insurance with a minimum $1,000,000.00 CAD coverage is required to participate in the Canadian Field Studies in Africa Program.

Things to make sure that your travel health insurance includes:

  • Emergency health coverage
  • Medical evacuation coverage; pay for a medical escort to accompany you during evacuation
  • Travel insurance and trip cancellation and interruption

What is not included!

  • Limitations and restrictions
  • Exclusions
  • Travel warnings

Canadian Students - McGill degree students

If you are a Canadian McGill student, you can use your student health coverage (unless you have opted out of this plan). This plan covers students' travel insurance for academic study abroad programs. The insurance provided by ASEQ meets the above requirements. For details, visit I have a plan.

Contact ASEQ to advise them of your travel to Africa. Provide them your official acceptance letter to the CFSIA. The official letter confirming your coverage must be submitted.

International Students - McGill degree students

McGill has a compulsory group sickness and accident plan for all international students. This fee is automatically charged to international students.  To request the extended health insurance while participating in the CFSIA contact International Student Services.