Since students are not normally residents or citizens of Spain, they are not eligible for national health insurance coverage there. Therefore, VWM participants are required to have medical insurance coverage from the US while studying in Spain and should take all pertinent information and forms for reporting claims. Wesleyan provides study abroad health insurance to its own students for the duration of the program. Well before departure, read carefully the detailed information on our local medical insurance in Spain, student medications, and students with special health needs on the Health and Safety page (under Life in Madrid). For more information, contact Vassar´s Office of International Programs or Wesleyan´s Office of Study Abroad.