Everything is prepared: your Erasmus+ destination, your work placement and even your accommodation. You can’t wait to finally leave your comfort zone and spend a defined period of time abroad, where you will learn a lot about another culture, improve your language skills as well as expanding your professional experience. The Erasmus+ mobility is just perfect and will help you to do all of those things. As an experienced travel agency that specialises in the organisation of various Erasmus+ internships, we want to stress the importance of insurance. Many circumstances that occur are unpredictable and sometimes there is no way to prevent them. For that reason, we want to give you an overview and answer any questions you may have about insurance so that you will be able to decide what insurance best fits your needs.
One of the most common questions to do with Erasmus+ experience, participants often ask is if they need insurance for their stay? The answer is yes. Besides obviously having general insurance in place (which we’ll explore later on), there are lots of aspects that confirm the need for insurance, for example, look at the following scenarios:
We could continue this list with lots of possible incidents, such as theft, accidents, and injuries, not to scare you but to make you aware that insurance is an essential part of your trip and you must organise it for your Erasmus+ experience. As mentioned before, there are unpredictable occurrences that could happen in a flash and we want you to enjoy your time abroad satisfied and happy without being stressed about matters you could avoid. Remember, we deal with different insurance agencies that have perfect packages designed for students’ spending time abroad.
No, that information is not correct. It is right that most credit card owners already have insurance, but that so-called “travel insurance” is only valid for maximum 3 months. What about the remaining three months left if you stay for half a year abroad? Furthermore, that travel insurance is intended for tourist travels, such as a vacation.
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