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International student insurance for your school

International student travel insurance

Southern Cross Travel Insurance offers specialised travel insurance for international students. We're happy to assist you with any queries you may have about arranging insurance for your students. Bookmark this page so that you can find it easily when a student in your care needs help with insurance choices.

Advice when you need it

Just as you’re always there for your students, we’re always here for you. Our account managers Annie Hsiao and Prashant Prakash are happy to help with any enquiries. You can contact the team by phone on 0800 800 571 or email, Monday to Friday during normal business hours.

Plans and premiums

Southern Cross Travel Insurance is one of New Zealand’s most recognised and trusted travel insurance companies. We have over 30 years of experience and provide a range of specialised insurance products, including International Student insurance. Our International Student insurance provides comprehensive cover for unexpected medical expenses, international travel, baggage and personal items at a cost of $500 for 12 months on an individual policy. For full details on cover and benefits please see the Premiums, and Policy Wording.

Arranging international student insurance

We aim to provide the highest level of service by making the application process straightforward and process policy applications on the same day they are received. When your school is set up to sell our International Student insurance, we will work with you to establish the best method to arrange policies for your students from the following two options;

  1. access to our online system; or
  2. an Excel spread sheet emailed to us for bulk policy processing.

If you prefer, your school can also be invoiced at the end of each calendar month for any policies arranged. Your dedicated account manager is your contact point for any queries you may have about your students’ insurance cover, claims and any special circumstances. Our Contact Centre staff are also available to answer policy enquiries.

Worldwide Emergency Assistance for your students

Our Worldwide Emergency Assistance team is available to help relieve your concerns when unexpected things go wrong. If one of your students has an emergency or is unwell, Southern Cross Emergency Assistance can help ensure they receive the right medical treatment. If necessary, we can organise the student’s parents to come to New Zealand, or for the student to be flown to their home country. As with all insurance policies, some terms and conditions apply, please refer to the Policy Wording for full details.

Southern Cross Emergency Assistance can be reached on +64 9 359 1602, 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere in the world.

Commission for your school

Although straightforward, we realise that arranging insurance for your students can become time consuming. As compensation for your efforts, commission is payable to the school for any policies arranged. This commission can be used as additional income for the school, to provide a discount for your international students, or a combination of both options – it’s your school’s choice!

To be eligible to receive commission on policies arranged, your school needs to be a contracted agent for Southern Cross Travel Insurance. Simply contact Annie and the team on 0800 800 571 or email for more information on how to become a Southern Cross Travel Insurance agent.

Travel insurance for staff at your school

Southern Cross Travel Insurance offers a variety of travel insurance products so when your staff travel overseas, we can offer them the reassurance of comprehensive travel cover. We can also help with travel insurance for in-bound groups visiting New Zealand. This might include visiting family and friends of your students or staff, or educational professionals. For more information about travel insurance, talk to your Southern Cross Travel Insurance account manager.