Students Traveling Internationally

Dec. 8, 2014

Students Traveling Internationally

The attached memo outlines some guidelines for advising students that are traveling internationally on behalf of the University. Supplemental insurance is suggested for a nominal cost as an operating procedure of the university. The benefits of the policy form the infrastructure of the university’s ability to proactively respond to a health or safety crisis involving a member of our student community abroad. Study abroad programs managed by the Office of International Affairs automatically include this coverage. This message is for those units that are sending students internationally for other purposes such as dissertation research, lab or field studies, conference attendance or presentations, and/or student organization travel. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate level students and applies whether we are paying for the students travel or not.

All units, fiscal administrators and advisors are encouraged to remind their students to build the costs of the insurance into their international travel budgets and to enroll prior to departure. 

Instructions - http://oia.osu.edu/preparing-to-depart/health-insurance.html