US Travel

Students travelling within the United States or its territories on Wellesley sponsored trips must register their travel itinerary in the Wellesley College Travel Tracker. Students must also complete a waiver provided by the Wellesley College sponsoring department or organization.


Wellesley College Travel Assist and Medical Benefits Abroad


All Wellesley College students or graduates traveling abroad for Wellesley College credit, with college funding or on college organized trips are covered by Wellesley’s Medical Benefits Abroad program administered by Cigna StudyWell. The coverage is valid for the duration of your program plus 15 days before or after for independent travel outside of the US. The policy is valid for travel between September 1, 2023 and August 31, 2024.


This travel assistance policy also covers Wellesley College faculty and staff traveling abroad for college business.


Please click here to watch a two minute video providing an overview of the Cigna StudyWell program.


Some of the benefits include (see linked chart for more info):

  • Treatment for Unexpected Medical Illness or Injury

  • Emergency Evacuation or Repatriation 

  • Mental Health Counseling and Support

  • 24/7 Telehealth consultations for Medical or Mental Health

  • Security Evacuation

  • Accidental Death or Dismemberment


Prior To Travel: 

  • Familiarize yourself with the Cigna StudyWell website. (Username: 08932VMBA, Password: Cigna1). Here you can find country guides, download a Certificate of Coverage specific to your destination, download your ID card, and search for preferred healthcare providers in your destination. 

  • If you need additional documentation of your insurance coverage beyond the downloadable Certificate of Coverage for visa applications or for sponsoring organizations, please contact your sponsoring department at Wellesley.

  • Download the Teladoc Global Health Complete app (see membership card for QR and access code - must be logged in to account)

  • If you have questions about continuing care for ongoing medical or mental health issues or prescription medications, call Cigna at 1-855-319-2412 prior to travel. 


During Your Trip

  • If you need medical or mental health assistance while abroad, Cigna can refer you to a local provider and guarantee payment so that you do not incur out-of-pocket costs. Call Cigna at 001-302-746-3059 to make these arrangements. 

  • If you arrange your own care and pay for services directly, you will need to submit a claim for reimbursement. You can submit online at (Username: 08932VMBA, Password: Cigna1).

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If your illness or injury is serious and requires a hospital visit or overnight stay or evacuation, notify your sponsoring department at Wellesley or as soon as possible as we may need to verify coverage with Cigna.


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Personal Property and Trip Cancellation Insurance Coverage

Whether you are traveling within the United States or internationally, students, faculty and staff should consider if purchasing additional insurance coverage may be needed. For instance, Wellesely College's insurance and assistance programs do not offer protection for personal items which may become lost, stolen or damaged. Additionally, our programs do not provide financial assistance or reimbursement should you need to cancel, reschedule or end your program early due to a medical condition, death of an immediate family member, strikes or severe weather impacting travel, or other unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, it is recommended you check with your credit card company and travel insurance providers if these risks are something you would like covered.