In many countries it is required by law, in any case it is highly advisable to have health insurance coverage abroad. We also highly recommend accident- and liability insurance which is valid abroad as well.
In cooperation with the Continentale Versicherung, the DAAD offers a complete insurance package (health-, accident and liability insurance and the option of additional baggage insurance) for all IAESTE trainees.
This package currently covers all costs including (limited coverage of) dental surgery for 23,50 € per month. Only full months are insured, and the insurance fee must be paid in advance for the entire time period, otherwise the insurance is not valid.
The insurance application form and the terms and conditions can be found on the website of the DAAD.
If you do not wish to take advantage of this offer, you should inquire at your own insurance company, regarding coverage abroad. Most private insurances offer the option of expanding coverage to different countries. Most public insurances do not offer this service, but often an additional insurance for other countries can be bought.