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International Student Medical Insurance

Kent State University International Student Insurance

General Information

Kent State University, a public research university in Kent, Ohio, was established in 1910. It was founded as the Kent State Normal School, a teacher-training institution that opened its doors in 1912. It was granted university status in 1935. Today, it’s one of the largest universities in Ohio with a yearly enrollment of about 40,000 students and growing. It also has seven satellite campuses scattered around the state. The school colors are blue and gold, and the athletic nickname is the Golden Flashes.

Kent State has a few distinguishing academic programs. One is the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. Another is its library and information science program, the only one in Ohio. The Liquid Crystal Institute was founded in 1965 and specializes in research and applications for liquid crystal technology.

Campus History

Kent State gained notoriety in the 1970s as the site of the Kent State shootings. On May 4, 1970, an Ohio Army National Guard unit opened fire on a crowd of anti-Vietnam War protesters, leaving four dead and nine wounded. Protests against this act of violence erupted nationwide, including a student strike of 4 million students. The Center for Peaceful Change opened in 1971. Later renamed the Center for Applied Conflict Management, it developed one of the earliest conflict resolution bachelor’s degrees in the U.S. 

Notable Alumni

Notable alumni of Kent State University include actors Drew Carey and Michael Keaton, talk show hosts Arsenio Hall and Steve Harvey, boxing promoter Don King, and author Dan Pilkey.


Kent State University International Student Insurance Requirements

Exchange Visitors

All J-1 scholars and their dependents must have health insurance while in the U.S. They are required to meet the U.S. Department of State’s 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

Kent State University requires all international students to enroll in the university health insurance plan. Students will be automatically enrolled and charged for this insurance. There is no option to waive.

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

Student Health Advantage Standard

Student Health Advantage Platinum

Study USA - Healthcare Standard

Study USA - Healthcare Preferred

Study USA - Healthcare Platinum

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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