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Daily life in Korea
a. National Health Insurance Program
The National Health Insurance Corporation (http://www.nhis.or.kr
) provides health insurance for foreign students. The insurance is designed for overseas Koreans and foreigners who stay in Korea for more than a year. Foreign students, their spouses and their children under 20 are eligible for the insurance. To apply, the student must submit a copy of his/her alien registration card and verification of his/her purpose of stay at an office of the Corporation.
English call center service is available for foreign students at 82-33-811-2000.
b. International Student Insurance
If students want to buy insurance from a private firm, they can buy medical and injury insurance for foreigners from traveler’s insurance companies. In case of injury or illness, students can get treatment from clinics or hospitals and pay with their own money. Then, they can apply for reimbursement from the insurance company.