Student International Travel Requirements
Supplemental Travel Insurance
All Ohio State University students traveling to international locations for the purpose of undergraduate or graduate research, international internships, or independent study as part of their academic program are required to enroll in the university's supplemental travel insurance. This supplemental travel insurance provides medical coverage while abroad, as well as medical evacuation, evacuation in the event of a natural disaster or political disturbance and repatriation.
For more information on supplemental travel insurance and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://oia.osu.edu/preparing-to-depart/health-insurance.html.
It is recommended that you apply for the insurance at least three weeks prior to your departure date.
Group International Travel Report Form
Organizers/leaders of trips not coordinated through OIA must complete the Group International Travel Report Form (http://oia.osu.edu/pdf/GroupInternationalTravelForm.pdf). The Form must be completed and submitted to International Risk Manager Dru Simmons at least 90 days prior to the intended departure date.
Additionally, Ohio State students/groups travelling to countries under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning are required to file a a petition and obtain pre-approval for travel. A full list of countries currently under a Travel Warning can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/.
For additional information, please see Ohio State’s Travel Warning and Petition Policy (http://oia.osu.edu/application-and-policies/travel-advisory-warnings.html) or contact the International Risk Manager.