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International Student Medical Insurance

Golden Gate University San Francisco International Student Insurance

General Information

Golden Gate University, located in San Francisco, California, was established in 1901. The university’s roots trace back to an evening lecture series at the San Francisco YMCA during the gold rush in the 1850s. The lectures covered topics like English, math, stenography, and elocution. The program solidified into a school in 1901 when it became the YMCA Evening College and created its first degree-conferring program, a law school. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake destroyed the building in which it held classes, but the school rebuilt by 1908 and soon after began to offer the west coast’s first four-year accounting program. As it offered courses in more and more fields of study, it eventually became Golden Gate College in 1923 and Golden Gate University in 1972. 

Today, GGU is known for its professional education programs through its schools of law, taxation, business, and accounting. It enrolls more than 3,000 students and counting each year. Its colors are blue and white, and its athletic nickname is the griffin.

GGU is primarily known as a post-graduate institution. Only about 10–15% of the student body are undergraduates, and a solid (roughly) two-thirds of the population are enrolled in graduate business programs, pursuing an MS, an MBA, a PMBA, or a DBA. About 80% of the school’s classes are taught by practicing professionals.

Other Locations

In addition to its main campus in San Francisco, GGU has learning sites in Los Angeles, where it offers graduate degrees in taxation; Silicon Valley, with graduate programs in business and public administration; and Seattle, Washington, which offers a program in taxation.

Notable Alumni

Notable Golden Gate University alumni include astronaut Terence Henricks, Commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia; Mary Hayashi, the first Korean-American woman in California’s legislative history; former U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn; Richard Belluzzo, former President and COO of Microsoft; and novelist Kyra Davis.


Golden Gate University San Francisco International Student Insurance Requirements

Golden Gate University does not administer a health insurance plan for international students. F-1 and J-1 visa holders are responsible for obtaining insurance independently. GGU does not require F-1 visa holders to show proof of insurance coverage, but it is still strongly recommended. J-1 visa holders are required to show proof that meets federal 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.

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

Patriot Exchange Program

Student Health Advantage Standard

Student Health Advantage Platinum

Study USA - Healthcare Standard

Study USA - Healthcare Preferred

Study USA - Healthcare Platinum

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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