Travel Protection Plan

Our Travel Protection Plan is truly exceptional in the student travel market.

Protecting you, your travel investment, and your belongings from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip.


We recognize the importance of travel protection. For this reason, Discovery Expeditions now purchases a Travel Protection Plan on behalf of each participant as a standard inclusion on all of our tour packages. The plan is available to citizens of the United States and Canada and includes Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Accident and Sickness Medical Expense, Medical Evacuation, Baggage Loss and Baggage Delay coverage.

Additionally, travelers also have the option to enroll in our Guaranteed Refund Program through purchase of the Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) benefit at a nominal fee. The CFAR premium is nonrefundable and allows travelers to cancel up to 2 days prior to departure for any reason and receive reimbursement in the amount of 75% of nonrefundable payments or deposits paid to Academic Expeditions, less any refunds provided. CFAR is not currently available for residents of New York.


The insurance benefits are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Eatontown and NJ.

Non-insurance related services are provided by Generali Global Assistance and Global Xpi and are not underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company.

The Travel Protection Plan benefits are administered by Trip Mate, Inc. (in CA & UT, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency) 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114, 1-833-297-2255

To learn more about the specifics of how each traveler is protected, click the button below.

If you have additional questions, you may contact us via phone at +1 917.608.4177 or email our Director of Finance, Kara Williams, at in a new tab) to learn more.