When international students come to the United States to start their undergraduate or graduate school careers, they’re ecstatic about being a student in a foreign country. They’re excited to be surrounded by the campus life, the college parties, and even the classes they’ll be taking!
But with all good things also comes some unfortunate ones, like getting sick. Whether a student has just broken up with his/her partner and is in need of some counseling to feel better, or has a cold, or worst of all, needs to be rushed off to the ER, these are all situations that require medical attention. Fortunately for international students, it’s a requirement by most colleges that these students have international students health insurance before beginning their academic careers in the States. But the question still stands:
Where do you go for different types of medical emergencies?
This is something that may be a little difficult for international students to wrap their heads around, especially since many nations have much simpler healthcare systems than we do. For example, at home, you may go to the same few doctors for all your medical queries. But in many American colleges, there’s a plethora of different places for each need. So let’s take a minute and break it down. Here’s where you go during each medical situation: