It is better to have travel insurance and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
Each year, GLA sees student's cancel for various reasons. Whatever they are though, some or all of your tuition and airfare may not be refundable. A travel insurance policy will protect your investment in a GLA program should you need to cancel for a covered reason.
Why do I need travel insurance?
While your GLA tuition does include emergency evacuation assistance and secondary medical coverage during your program, there are a number of other things that can occur that you are not protected from without travel insurance.
What would you do if;
- you got sick before your program
- a family member got sick before/during your program
- your flight was delayed
- your flight was cancelled
- your passport is lost or stolen
- weather prevents you from travel
- your baggage is delayed or lost
Where do I buy travel insurance?
GLA's recommended travel insurance provider is Travel Guard. With over 35 years providing insurance to North American travelers and an easy claims process, Travel Guard will safeguard you against unforeseen circumstances that can interrupt or prevent you from participating in your GLA program.
Phone Number: 1-800-826-1300 / Website
What if I need to cancel but it's not due to illness or injury?
When you apply for a GLA program, we recommended that you purchase a travel insurance policy with Travel Guard at the same time. Doing so will allow you to include an extra coverage options called cancel for any reason . After 14 days, while you can still purchase a travel insurance policy however you cannot add on this extra coverage. Call Travel Guard to learn more about this add on.
Note: Due to individual state laws, Cancel for Any Reason insurance is not available for residents of New York.
Can I buy travel insurance before I buy airfare?
Yes and it is recommended that you do so!
When you apply for a GLA program, you must wait to become enrolled before you can purchase airfare. (Your Travel Coordinator will advise you when to do this). You should purchase your travel insurance policy when you place your deposit and use the GLA tuition plus a flight estimate as the "trip cost". This way, if you decide to upgrade your policy to "cancel for any reason" you will be covered for the full amount you wish to be reimbursed.
By purchasing your travel insurance policy when you apply for a GLA program, you are giving yourself the option to add on cancel for any reason as well as other benefits that come with purchasing a policy within 14 days of placing your deposit.