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International Student Medical Insurance

East Tennessee State University International Student Insurance

General Information

East Tennessee State University, located in Johnson City, Tennessee, was established in 1911. It was founded as the East Tennessee State Normal School, a teacher training institution. It became East Tennessee State Teachers College in 1925 and underwent a host of other name changes as its mission and course offerings expanded until 1963, when it officially adopted its current name. ETSU is the fourth-largest university in Tennessee and operates two off-campus centers in Kingsport and Elizabethton. Today, the school enrolls more than 14,000 students and counting each year. Its colors are navy blue and gold, and its athletic nickname is the buccaneers.

On Campus

ETSU’s unique degree offerings include an accredited program in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music; the Appalachian Studies program; and the United States’ only master’s degree in storytelling. It also plays home to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top schools in the country for rural medicine and primary care education. The school was also the first in the nation to offer a Ph.D. program in Sport Physiology and Performance.

Noteworthy campus offerings include the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, featuring the Regional Resources Institute, the Archives of Appalachia, and the Reece Museum of art and history; and the Charles C. Sherrod Library. ETSU is also the U.S. Olympic Training Site for Weightlifting, Canoe and Kayak, and Bobsled and Skeleton.

Notable Alumni

Notable ETSU alumni include country musician Kenny Chesney; writers Jo Carson, Joseph Garber, and Phyllis Tickle; U.S. Federal Judge J. Ronnie Greer; musician Mo Sabri; and newspaper editor Kenneth P. Johnson.

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East Tennessee State University International Student Insurance Requirements

Exchange Visitors

J-1 exchange visitors and their dependents are required to carry health insurance. By government regulation, coverage must meet certain minimum requirements. These requirements include medical benefits of $100,000 per incident; a maximum deductible not to exceed $500; medical evacuation coverage of $50,000; and repatriation coverage of $25,000.

International Students

All international students are required to enroll in the ETSU Student Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan or another plan of their choice, provided that the private policy benefits meet or exceed those provided by the ETSU policy, and the student submits a waiver from purchasing the ETSU-provided coverage. 

Please contact our office if you would like more information. This information may be subject to change based on a health insurance waiver or compliance form.

J Visa Insurance Plans

Patriot Exchange Program

ExchangeGuard® Choice

ExchangeGuard® Essential

Student Health Advantage Standard

Student Health Advantage Platinum

StudentSecure® Budget

StudentSecure® Select

Study USA - Healthcare Standard

Study USA - Healthcare Preferred

Study USA - Healthcare Platinum

Atlas Essential America

Patriot America Platinum

F Visa Insurance Plans

This school does not allow to purchase outside insurance or no insurance plans available that meet the school requirements.

DISCLAIMER: The school requirements are accurate as of the time of analysis. It is possible that the school requirements have changed since they were reviewed and matched with insurance plans meeting the requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the latest requirements are still met by the insurance product you purchase. We are not affiliated with the schools listed here and these insurance plans are not endorsed by your school.

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