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Health Insurance is Necessary for Volunteer Work Abroad

Travel Team | Sep 28, 2011

Health insurance for volunteers abroad.

Volunteer work abroad is an unrivaled experience. Humanitarian efforts bring travelers to under-developed parts of the world that are not only humbling, but breath-taking. It takes a brave soul to step up to such a difficult task. After all, volunteers often find themselves in very foreign and sometimes scary environments. While it is easy for them to act selflessly abroad, it is important for volunteers to think only of themselves when purchasing the best travel insurance plan.

Volunteers who choose not to buy a contingency plan are putting themselves in a risky situation. The environments they may be stationed in could be miles away from the nearest hospital. If injury or illness were to occur, they would have to pay enormous fees out of pocket to travel to the nearest medical facility.

The right travel health insurance plan can absorb some of those expenses and ensure that when a volunteer does arrive to a hospital, they would receive the best possible treatment without having to struggle to pay for it. Humanitarian efforts are courageous and noble, but a little selfishness beforehand is responsible.

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