International Travel Assistance & Insurance Program


The UNH International Travel Assistance and Insurance Program ensures that UNH international travelers are fully covered for sickness and accident medical expenses; political security and natural disaster evacuations; and, repatriation of remains.

It does not cover travel or program expenses. A full explanation of the program is on the Benefits page where it also recommends that travelers should purchase additional coverage for other travel-related costs like trip interruption or trip cancellation.

The University of New Hampshire provides an emergency travel assistance service and travel insurance program to students, faculty and staff traveling abroad on University-related activities who register their trip in the International Travel Registry. If you experience a medical emergency or security/natural disaster crisis, need a medical referral, lose your medication, or want to consult experts for pre-travel advice, UNH has a fully integrated program in place to insure you receive the care and expertise you need, whenever and wherever you need it. 

The UNH international plan combines the products of two different providers: 

1. Travel Assistance - International SOS

The International SOS global network of critical care and global security specialists operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from their Alarm Centers. One phone call connects you to staff trained to help resolve medical and security issues and emergencies. Extensive travel information, including email alerts, is also available online. 

2. Insurance - University Health Plans (UHP)

UHP provides the international insurance program in concert with International SOS for UNH faculty, staff and students abroad on UNH-related activities. Because UNH travelers are only covered outside the U.S., domestic coverage must be maintained to insure continuation of coverage.