Yes, we strongly encourage you to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package once you have paid your deposit for a Study Trip. Note that many plans require you to purchase the insurance very soon after your deposit payment (some require it within 14 days). There are any number of things that can happen that can cause cancellation or interruption of package travel, and travel insurance can help cover costs you incur as a result. You can find travel insurers easily on the Internet, and there are sites where you can compare policies (for example, https://www.insuremytrip.com/ ). Be sure to read policies very carefully before you purchase. Include your airfare, train fare and any other expenses you will have in addition to the price of the study trip itself. We highly recommend getting a “cancel for any reason” policy, which offers the best coverage. Travel experts say “if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel,” so don’t skimp on this important coverage.