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Jesus Figueroa Alcantar is leader in native community

By K.C. Gonzalez
Public Affairs Specialist

(July 9, 2014) -- Meet Jesus Figueroa Alcantar. He is the first student from Texas to participate in the Leadership Program for Indigenous Youth at Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP).  Read more.


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Medical Evacuation & Repatriation

The University of Texas System Board of Regents requires that all students holding non-immigrant visas must maintain comprehensive health insurance while enrolled at any University of Texas System institution. This also includes the requirements of the U.S. Department of State regulations regarding the coverage of expenses associated with Medical Evacuation to your home country in the amount of $10,000 and the Repatriation of Remains in the amount of $7,500.

All international students must have Medical Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains coverage as part of their insurance.


UTSA strongly recommends that the Medical Evaucation and Repatriation of Remains policy should not declare exceptions for any loss, fatal or non-fatal, caused by or resulting from either:

  • Bacterial infection or
  • Injury sustained in consequence of riding or otherwise in any vehicle for aerial navigations.

It remains the student's responsibility to review the policy for exclusions that do not benefit the student. UTSA will not be responsible for acquired debts due to exclusions in the policy.

Medical Evacuation benefits will be paid in case of hospitalization for serious illness or injury and continued hospitalization is recommended by the attending physician. Medical evacuation must be effective on the first day of the current academic semester and remain in effect throughout your stay at UTSA.

In case of the student’s death, Repatriation of Remains benefits will be paid for preparing and transporting the deceased to his/her home country.  Typical U.S. insurance policies do not provide this coverage. You must check if your policy includes this required coverage.