Travel Protection Plan


Exceptional Travel Protection designed for the Student Travel Market.

Protecting you, your travel investment, and your belongings from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip.


We recognize the importance of travel protection. For overnight trips, Academic Expeditions purchases on-trip benefits for all travelers.  The on-trip benefits include coverages for:

  • Trip Interruption
  • Accident and Sickness Medical Expense
  • Medical Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Baggage and Personal Effects
  • Baggage Delay

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Protect your trip payments in case you are not able to travel

When registering, families will have the choice between two options to purchase Trip Cancellation upgrades.


Option 1) Trip Cancellation Upgrade

Upon registration families will have the option to purchase Trip Cancellation coverage.  With this benefit if you cancel your trip due to an unforeseen covered event, you can be reimbursed for your trip payments to Academic Expeditions, not already refunded by our Cancellation Terms. (Cancellation Terms & Conditions)

Covered events include but are not limited to:

  • Sickness, injury or death of traveling student, their traveling companion or a family member.
  • Covid is covered the same as any other sickness. There is no exclusion specific to covid.
  • Inclement weather that causes the complete cessation of flight or bus services for at least 12 consecutive hours.
  • Quarantine of the student of their traveling companion.
  • And many more…

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Option 2) Cancel For Any Reason Upgrade

With this option families receive the aforementioned Trip Cancellation benefits plus Cancel For Any Reason coverage.

  • Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR): up to 75% of the non-refundable trip cost according to the Academic Expeditions cancellation terms. (Cancellation Terms & Conditions(opens in a new tab))
  • To be eligible for the Cancel For Any Reason Benefit the payment for the plan must be received by Academic Expedition no later than 30 days from the initial payment or deposit for your trip; and you must cancel your trip two days (2) or more before your scheduled departure date.
  • CFAR is not currently available for residents of New York.


Academic Expeditions is not an insurer, nor liable for any coverage amounts, and is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, or conditions of plan coverage.

Insurance claims are filed directly between the traveler/claimant and the plan administrator Trip Mate, a Generali Global Assistance & Insurance Services brand, P.O. Box 527 Hazelwood, MO 63042, 1-833-297-2255 in a new tab).


To learn more about the specifics of how each traveler is protected under state specific policies, click one of the buttons below.

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If you have additional questions, you may contact us via phone at +1 917.608.4177 or email our Director of Finance, Kara Williams, at to learn more.


This advertisement contains highlights of the plans, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company under form series T7000 et. al, T210 et. al and TP-401 et. al. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best 2022. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by Generali Global Assistance and FootprintID®. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan, including an exclusion for pre-existing conditions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent and is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms, benefits, exclusions, and conditions of the insurance offered or to evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. Your travel retailer may provide general information about the plans offered, including a description of the coverage and price. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from your travel retailer. Your travel retailer maybe compensated for the purchase of a plan. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-4357. The cost of your plan is for the entire plan, which consists of both insurance and non-insurance components. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Trip Mate, a General Global Assistance & Insurance Services brand, P.O. Box 527, Hazelwood, MO 63042; 1-833-297-2255,  Trip Mate is licensed in all states(opens in a new tab). While Trip Mate markets the travel insurance in these plans on behalf of USF, non-insurance components of the plans were added to the plans by Trip Mate, and Trip Mate does not receive compensation from USF for providing the non-insurance components of the plans.

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