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Many students from around the world travel overseas to get their degree at U.S. universities and colleges. The United States can give students looking to study abroad the experience of a lifetime. Coming to the United States means making decisions about where to live and study. Choosing to study abroad in Massachusetts is a choice that many international students make and for good reason!

Studying Abroad in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is home to some of the country’s top colleges and universities. If you are looking to get the best education you can in the US, then studying abroad in Massachusetts is a decision you won’t regret. Often, Massachusetts’ universities require that international students obtain health insurance. However, students can obtain a health insurance waiver if they enroll in a more affordable student health insurance option. StudentSecure insurance can be an affordable option for those looking for comprehensive student health insurance at an affordable price. In addition StudentSecure Select, Budget and Smart insurance all provide at least $200,000 per injury or illness. If you are still trying to decide where to study abroad, consider making Massachusetts your choice. Below are a few of the great schools in Massachusetts:

Harvard University

As the oldest center for higher education in the United States, Harvard University is arguably the most prestigious school in the country. Legislated by Massachusetts in 1636, Harvard is a private, Ivy League, research university located in Cambridge. Its urban setting, close to Boston, gives Harvard’s students a great environment to learn and live in the U.S. Harvard enrolls around 21,000 students annually, with close to 20% being international from over 130 countries worldwide. If you are looking to study abroad in Massachusetts, Harvard is definitely a school to consider. Harvard offers over 200 degrees within several undergraduate and graduate programs:

Harvard University Degree Programs

  • Business
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Design
  • Education
  • Government
  • Public Health
  • Dental Health
  • Divinity
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Medical School
  • Law

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located in Cambridge, close to Harvard University and Boston. MIT is a private research university that places a strong emphasizes on scientific and technological education. Founded in 1861, MIT has a long history in advancing sciences and technology since the United States’ industrial era. For those looking for a great place to study abroad in Massachusetts, MIT provides some of the country’s best programs, including:

MIT Degree Programs

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Management
  • Science
  • Health Sciences and Technology

Boston University

Located in one of the most historic cities in the U.S., Boston University offers international students one of the best experiences the country has to offer. For those wanting to experience an urban setting and the history of the United States, choosing to study abroad in Massachusetts at Boston University may be well worth consideration. BU is a large university with an enrollment of over 30,000 students, and approximately 6,000 of those students are international students. BU has been a largely attractive university for those coming to study in the U.S. BU’s academic programs are spread over several schools and colleges, including:

Boston University Degree Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health and Sciences
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Fine Arts
  • Medicine

Common International Student Health Insurance Benefits

Benefit What it Means StudentSecure includes?
Monthly Payments Coverage can be paid for on a monthly basis Yes
U.S. PPO Network Online searchable provider network Yes, with physicians across the U.S.
100% Coinsurance within the PPO network 100% of eligible injuries and illnesses are covered after the deductible by your insurance company Yes
Inpatient Hospitalization If you are injured or ill and need hospitalization for more than 24 hours, this is considered inpatient hospitalization Yes
Coverage for prescription drugs Your prescriptions are covered by your plan Yes
Coverage for maternity Expenses related to covered pregnancy are covered by the plan Yes. Maternity covered 80% within the PPO and 60% outside the PPO up to the coverage maximum for StudentSecure Select. Maternity covered 80% within the PPO and 60% outside the PPO up to $5,000 for StudentSecure Budget.

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Massachusetts may be a small state (or "Commonwealth," as it's known), but don’t let its size fool you. There is more to this state than one might think. Located on the East Coast, Massachusetts was one of the original 13 colonies and played a prominent role in American history. As an international student living in Massachusetts you can experience this history in a full and exciting way. Those living in Massachusetts are situated in a great place in the U.S, granting them easy access to some of the country’s best sites: all of the original colonies along the east coast, New York City, Washington, D.C, and several other prominent U.S cities.

Massachusetts is home to one of the country’s most well-known and cherished cities: Boston. Chances are, if you are coming to study abroad in Massachusetts, you are going to be spending a lot of time in Boston. The city offers some of the best schools for both native and international students. Along with its renowned universities, Boston offers a culture that is unmatched in any other US city. Boston is known for an intense love of sports, home to the historic Boston Red Sox (baseball), the Boston Bruins( Hockey), the New England Patriots (American football), and the Boston Celtics (basketball). As a distinctive part of New England, Boston has grown as a unique and diverse city.

Of course, making a decision about where to study when you choose to study abroad can be a difficult one. When you consider that the US is made up of 50 different states all offering unique settings and universities, your choice of location and school becomes even more difficult. However, those interested in living in a historically important state and a state that offers amazing sites and access to other great places, Massachusetts might actually be a pretty easy choice.

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