Flights and Insurance

Flights and Insurance

Finding flights that suit your schedule, fares that suit your budget and insurance that covers you for all the exciting activities you'll be undertaking on your trip can be challenging and time-consuming.

We have partnered with Student Universe, part of The Flight Centre Travel Group, who can be your one-stop-shop for flights and insurance. They are ATOL bonded and insure your flight tickets against airline failure so you can book with confidence. With 24 hour emergency assistance, they are never far away!

Picaflor Students at their annual chocolatada
We recommend that you book your flights as soon as your placement is confirmed to secure the best available fare.

To receive a free, no-obligation quote, you can contact Student Universe by clicking the button below. They have access to some of the best flight deals around, and will make light work of even the most the complicated of itineraries. They have access to flights from all major airports, so you can take advantage of this service whether you are from the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand … in fact from anywhere!

Please note: if you purchase your travel through them, Globalteer will receive a small donation. However, don’t forget that it’s up to you to make sure your travel arrangements are right for you and your project.


Booking flights for a group can be difficult, so why not let our flight partner do the hard work for you! If you are a group of 10 or more than Student Universe can also assist you with booking your group flights.


Why you should buy travel insurance?

Finding the right insurance to cover your travels can be daunting, confusing and time-consuming, however – travel insurance is a must. You never know what could happen, and if you are unlucky enough to get ill or find yourself in a sticky situation, being uninsured can be really expensive and downright dangerous.

In developing countries reliable healthcare and emergency treatment can be hard to find, and extremely expensive for foreigners. You don’t even want to think about how much it would cost if you had be flown home for hospital treatment. This is why we strongly recommend that all our volunteers take out suitable travel insurance. We also recommend that your purchase your insurance and soon as you book your trip to cover you for all up-front costs in the event of cancellation due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Helping you get the right insurance

To help make getting insured easier we have formed a partnership with StudentUniverse. They work with leading travel insurance provider Cover-More. Together they have developed a range of policies and insurance products that provide comprehensive protection, giving you complete peace of mind to enjoy every moment of your trip.

Cover-More have over 20 years of experience with travel insurance, with over 10 million satisfied policyholders to date. Cover starts from as little as £29/$37*! Their policies include 24-hour emergency assistance and medical cover, cancellation and curtailment cover, lost passport and travel documents cover and a 14-day money back guarantee.

*based on a 1 week trip to Cambodia on their Silver Plan.

What is covered with my policy?
•                    Medical and dental
•                    Hire car excess insurance
•                    Hijacking
•                    Injuries caused by terrorism
•                    Riots and strikes
•                    Natural disasters
•                    Lost luggage
•                    And much more!

Please use the button below to find an insurance plan that is right for your trip.

When purchasing your insurance, make sure it covers all of the activities you will be doing or you may want to do during your travels – this includes whether you will be coming in to contact with wild animals or participating in extreme sports. Read your policy carefully and take a copy of them when you travel.

And even better, if you purchase an insurance policy from Student Universe, they will also make a donation to Globalteer and the many projects we support.

Contact Student Universe
Phone (UK): 0333 333 9541
Phone (International): + 44 203 056 1146

Insurance is not included in your volunteer donation. Read our full terms of service for more information.

If you want to book insurance or flights through Student Universe, use the links on this page so that they know you are from Globalteer.

Please note that Globalteer can accept no responsibility for your travel or insurance arrangements and encourages you to fully research all travel and insurance options available to you. We are unable to make any refunds within ten weeks of your arrival date and all deposits are non-refundable, but many major insurance companies will refund this money if the unforeseen happens and you are unable to attend the project. In addition you should ensure you are covered for both hospital treatments and medical evacuation, and if you are volunteering with animals that this is also covered.

If you prefer to make your own arrangements, see our travel tips and advice.

Insurance FAQs

Cover starts from as low as £29/$37* (*Based on a week duration in Cambodia, 0-64 years, Silver Plan coverage)
A policy can be purchased anytime leading up to your departure date. Because most Cover-More plans include cover for cancellation costs and protection starts from the time the policy is purchased, it's a good idea to purchase right away to take full advantage of this benefit. Doing this means that, if you become ill and unfit to travel before you go away, any non-refundable money paid is covered.
When buying any insurance policy you should always carefully consider the Product Disclosure Statement to see if it's right for you. This will give you a full rundown of what you're covered for and more importantly, what you're not covered for. Some things to look out for include: • Benefit sub-limits • Policy conditions • Exclusions • Excess
Cover-More does provide cover for loss, theft and damage to your baggage. The amount you can claim up to will depend on the plan you choose to purchase. Please note, item limits and some exclusions do apply.
Annual multi-trip policies are designed to cover you for multiple trips during the year. You can choose the limit on the number of days per trip that you are allowed, like 30, 45 and 60 days per trip. Your trips must not exceed a total of 120 days.