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International Student Medical Insurance

New Mexico State University International Student Insurance

General Information

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive research university dedicated to teaching, service, and research at all levels. It is the oldest public institution of higher education in New Mexico.

The university initially began as Las Cruces College, opening in 1888, renamed to New Mexico State University in 1960.

The residential campus is home to a nesting population of Swainson's Hawks, a protected raptor species.

New Mexico State University Academic and Research Opportunities 

New Mexico State University offers 28 doctoral programs, spanning multiple disciplines. Popular programs include agriculture, education, engineering, and the sciences.

New Mexico State University is comprised of several colleges and a graduate school. These include, but are not limited to:

  • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering

Health Risks For New Mexico State University International Students 

Las Cruces is the second-largest city in New Mexico. It is a diverse city, with a majority of the population being of Hispanic or Latin origin. Most large-enough cities are home to some kind of trouble, and Las Cruces is no exception. The city has higher than average crime rates compared to both New Mexico and the U.S. in general.

Violent crimes are possible in Las Cruces. Proper precautions against would-be attackers are often enough to deter them. This includes keeping a low profile and not flaunting valuables. Violent crime is gradually decreasing in the area.

Property crime in New Mexico is increasing each year. Vehicle burglary is one of the most common property crimes in Las Cruces. The only way to stay safe from vehicle break-ins is to park in a safe location, take or hide anything that someone could want to steal, and lock your car.

New Mexico's desert environment brings its share of natural concerns. The excessive heat can cause travelers to become sick if their car breaks down in a rural area and they’re unprepared. The dry weather also causes more driving accidents as a result of dust storms. Aside from these concerns, New Mexico is considered one of the safer U.S. states in regards to natural disasters.

With so many outdoor activities to choose from, it’s likely that you’ll be outside quite often. Be sure to have an insurance plan to protect yourself in case of any injuries or unexpected illnesses that could occur.

Cover Your Risks with Health Insurance for New Mexico State University 

International students on an F-1 visa, exchange visitors on a J1 visa, and any dependents are required to have adequate medical health insurance – meaning they must have insurance that meets all requirements for their respective visa. Not having adequate insurance will result in not being able to enroll/register and also the chance of being non-compliant with your visa status. J visa holders must meet insurance requirements set by the U.S. State Department.

Having a health insurance plan will not waive all medical expenses, but it will substantially reduce them instead.

International Student Health Insurance for New Mexico State University – FAQs  

Do international students and exchange visitors need health insurance before joining New Mexico State University?

Yes, based on the university and visa requirements, all international students and exchange visitors should have health insurance.

What’s the need for New Mexico State University health insurance for international students and exchange visitors?

Medical expenses are obscenely expensive in the U.S., with a simple checkup costing a few thousand U.S. dollars.

Medical emergencies can easily upset your financial planning. Having an insurance plan that provides comprehensive coverage can act as a safety net.

How to find the best exchange visitor health insurance for New Mexico State University?

Firstly, choosing a proper health coverage plan requires comparing various plans with each other to see what fits best with your specifications. You can start by comparing the insurance plans below.

Benefits are going to vary from plan to plan, so you should review for benefits that are important to you and your family if applicable. Some of the factors that affect health insurance cost for a given plan are your age, duration of coverage, and number of family members covered as well as their ages.

Professional help is always available in case it is required. Our customer service department is ready and willing to help you find the best insurance plans for your needs and that meets your requirements. Contact us now for a consultation.


New Mexico State University International Student Insurance Requirements

Exchange Visitors

New Mexico State University has standard insurance requirements for J-1 scholars and their J-2 dependents. The coverage must last the full duration of the program.

International Students

All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to have health insurance. The cost of enrollment in the school’s health insurance plan will be added to each student’s account. NMSU does not offer any information about waiving enrollment in this plan.

For more information or if you have any remaining questions, please contact our office. This information is subject to change.

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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Are you an exchange visitor to USA?

The U.S. Department of State requires all J visa holders to purchase compliant insurance.

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International student in the U.S.?

Most schools require international students to purchase health insurance.

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