How can international students get car insurance?

I am in the US on a student visa and I will need a car to get around. How can I get car insurance?

Answer
“Many car insurance companies accept a foreign driver’s license or an International Driving Permit, which allows international students to get car insurance.
After a year of living in the United States, you should strongly consider getting a driver’s license in your state to lower your premiums.
However, every state has different requirements for obtaining a license and insurance. Contact your local DMV to find out more.
Once you have the proper documentation, check car insurance quotes online to find the best rate possible.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 29, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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