For International Students

Communication Website for International Students at TRU

If you are registered in Adventure Sport Certificate, Adventure Management Diploma and Adventure Guide Diploma, PB Dip in Adventure IF they have a fall field course you need the extra medical insurance for the first three months.


Ensuring that you have adequate medical insurance is your responsibility but TRU World aims to assist you in arranging insurance that adequately covers the high risk activities that may be engaging in as part of your program. Please note that while we will do everything we can to assist you, we cannot take any responsibility for it.

Students in BC are eligible for Medical Service Plan (BC Government Medical Insurance), but it is only effective from the fourth month of your arrival in BC.


Until then, all international students must have medical insurance that will cover them for any medical expenses. TRU World has purchased private medical insurance coverage on behalf of most of the new international students through Guard.Me untill the MSP coverage starts.

 

However, for students in “Adventure Sport Certificate”, ”Adventure Management Diploma”, “Adventure Guide Diploma” or “BTM, Adventure Studies’ Program”  the Guard.Me insurance is inadequate coverage because it specifically excludes some of high risk activities. Thus, you must purchase other private medical insurance that will cover the high risk activities until MSP kicks in.

 

We have looked into your insurance needs and according to BCAA (http://www.bcaa.com), their policy “Visitors to Canada” may be a good option if you have not yet purchased any other medical insurance that covers high risk activities.

 

Here is what we recommend you do…

 

If you do NOT currently have insurance:

 

  1. Visit BCAA, located in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre (on the corner behind Save-On-Foods) and purchase insurance (be sure to mention the activities you will be doing)
  2. Opt-out the Guard.Me medical insurance purchase here: https://www.guard.me/tru/optout.php so you don’t get double charged for insurance before the opt-out deadline.
  3. Bring your BCAA medical Insurance Contract to your ISA (TRU World, 3rd floor International Building) so we have a copy on file.
  4. Please come to see your ISA to help you apply for the MSP (BC Government Medical Insurance) if you haven’t done so yet.

 

If you already have insurance:

 

  1. Bring your Insurance Contract to your ISA so we have a copy on file.
  2. Opt-out the Guard.Me medical insurance purchase here: https://www.guard.me/tru/optout.php so you don’t get double charged for insurance.before the opt-out deadline.
  3. Please come to see your ISA to help you apply for the MSP (BC Government Medical Insurance) if you haven’t done so yet.

 

Good luck with your studies.