Why be an Exchange Student
The Exchange Programs
Long Term Exchange Program
Short Term Exchange Program
Rotary and ESSEX
What is Rotary and ESSEX
For Teachers & Schools
For Host Families
Prospective Rotary Clubs
For the ESSEX Inbound
For the ESSEX Outbound
Host Family Sign up
Volunteer Sign up
YEO Web Portal
Guarantee Form F & Hosting Form
Certification and/or Process
US Department of State
Tzell Travel Agency
CISI - BOLDUC Insurance
ESSEX Executive Board
CISI - BOLDUC
All ESSEX students Inbound and Outbound are required to carry the CISI Bolduc medical insurance PLAN B and Liability and MUST purchase this prior to departing on exchange, even if you have other health insurance. Long Term students will receive an email with a link specific to them.
If you have any questions please contact your District Chair.
More information on the links below
Our offices are located at:
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
You can also reach us at the following numbers/email:
Phone: 800-303-8120 or 203-399-5556
To access our most current applications, please click on the following link: Rotary Youth Exchange Insurance Application
Remember unless otherwise instructed do not apply directly to CISI, you will receive a special link to apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the differences between the Plans:
Plan A and Plan B (For all Exchange Durations):
Accident and Sickness for students traveling outside of the United States, Plan B pays 100% of usual and customary covered charges up to the $1,000,000 USD maximum (out of pocket expenses $0). Accident and Sickness for students traveling into the United States, Plan B pays 80% of the first $5,000, 100% thereafter of usual and customary charges up to the $1,000,000 USD maximum once the student pays a one-time $100 deductible(out of pocket expenses $1100). For all exchanges, Plan A goes to 80% payment of usual and customary charges up the $1,000,000 USD maximum once the student pays a one-time $100 deductible. This means the student and his/her family is responsible for 20% of expense up to $1,000,000 USD. We recommend participants purchase Plan A only if they have a supplemental policy that will pay the difference. Please note, Sports Coverage is available on Plan A and Plan B.
How can I pay for the insurance?
Insurance payment is due in full at the time of enrollment. U.S. checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, U.S. money orders, and wire transfers (if necessary) are acceptable. Foreign checks cannot be processed; however, international bank checks drawn from U.S. banks in U.S. dollars are acceptable.
Every Inbound and Outbound student will receive a special link by email for enrollment. A credit card payment is required. Insurance materials are e-mailed back to the participant instantly. CISI-Bolduc encourages students inbound to the U.S. to contact their credit card company or bank prior to purchasing the insurance via credit card due to a heightened risk of international credit card fraud. Such security measures mean that some unusual transactions may be denied.
- How long does it take for you to process my insurance application?
Complete application and payment must be received prior to departure date of the exchange in order for insurance to begin that day.
- When can my insurance begin?
Upon enrollment, you will receive an email confirmation which will contain your insurance ID card, policy brochure, claim form and consulate letter. Your policy will start on the day of departure and will expire once you return back to your home country.