We’re prompted to write this blog post because of the experience of a recent student, who took ill suddenly while studying with us. The student eventually had to have a doctor flown over from their home country to take the student home, the cost of which was completely covered by the student’s excellent medical insurance. So, a reminder to all confirmed students, and anyone thinking of studying with us, that insurance really shouldn’t be considered optional.
Some ways to buy insurance:
1) Often simple medical insurance is included if you pay for your flight by credit card.
2) If you have private medical insurance in your home country, there may be an option to extend this to overseas travel too, for a small extra cost.
3) There are many web sites offering comparison of multiple plans, for example Quotewright.com.
Fingers crossed that nothing bad happens to you in Japan, but make sure you also have a contract in case those fingers don’t work!