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What support do you provide international students who get COVID-19 while studying abroad?

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    University of Ottawa

    University of Ottawa

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    The University of Ottawa offers its international students excellent health care services, as well as a university health insurance plan. There are various testing clinics in Ottawa which are free, and the University of Ottawa is opening its own testing clinic on campus for students and staff. Should you test positive for covid-19? The University of Ottawa has a very well structured plan to support you every day. The Daily Mail deliveries. For more information, simply check our website.

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    Curtin University

    Curtin University

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    When you're studying online, academic support is key, you can access your academics through Oasis or through your Blackbaud portal in addition to student engagement team is also there to assist you with any questions that you may have. On top of that, if you require financial support, cuts in international offers, a variety of scholarships, that would help you out with that as well, so to speak, to IDP for more information about whether you're eligible or not.

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    University of Limerick

    University of Limerick

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    Any health care in Ireland related to covid-19 is free of charge to international students, so any treatment, testing and so on is is fully free and in the university also is supporting for students who need to take sick leave, for example, or also self isolate on campus. We have facilities in place for that.

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    Lakehead University

    Lakehead University

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    Lakehead University has announced that the fall 20, 20 and winter twenty, twenty one semester will be online or alternate delivery mode. However, if you are in a program that requires you to be on campus and you are in Ontario studying, you will have access to the university health insurance plan, which will cover you for any medical care that you need. In addition to this, your international advisers are always available to help guide you to the correct resources.

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    Western New England University

    Western New England University

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    If a student were to get covid-19 while studying at Western New England University, we have a really robust plan to make sure that the student stays healthy and safe. Students would be provided housing, which is isolated and so students can self quarantine. We would also have medical staff checking in on the student every single day to make sure that they're OK. Course would be able to be taken online and meals would be delivered on a daily basis. And there are a lot of medical resources available to the students if needed.

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    Florida Institute of Technology

    Florida Institute of Technology

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    I guess my name is Jay from Grace, no evidence, zero question any student on campus test positive. They're isolated on campus in an apartment. Additionally, the school also provides a nurse, our daughter, that checks in daily with the student as well. The school also provides three meals per day for the student. And while you're isolated, you've still got to stay in contact with your friends and family electronically. And you also can attend your classes synchronicity as well.

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    Deakin University

    Deakin University

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    Students are at the center of everything we do at Deakin University, so should a student contract covid-19 we ensure they have access to medical services and care as well. Should the student need to call upon our counselling and psychological services that are available to them whilst treatment is important? We have a major focus on prevention. We allow students to enroll in our number one ranked online cloud learning service, allowing students to continue their study without delays.

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    Fanshawe College

    Fanshawe College

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    International students at Fanshawe College are covered by more care health insurance, so the numbers, the covid numbers in Canada are quite low. But if someone does get covid, they will be covered by health insurance and they need to contact or care directly to get the details.

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    University of New England

    University of New England

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    In terms of support that USA offers to any students that do come down with covid-19 while they're studying here in Australia, our uni does offer support. Of course, naturally, we make sure all our students are covered with valid overseas student health cover. And then we also have financial assistance funds for students and their families who may experience hardship. So, for instance, help paying rent and buying groceries during that time.

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