AIA does not require students to have health insurance. However, we think it is a VERY good idea if you have it!
It is easiest to buy a health insurance plan in your country before you come to the US. Ask for an international plan, a travel plan, or a plan that will cover international students. Be sure that the plan will work for you in the US.
If you need to buy a health insurance plan while you are in the US, we can recommend these two companies:
International Student Insurance: https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/