International travel advances the mission, values, and global engagement profile of the university and provides enriching experiences to students, employees, and members of our community. OSU is committed to supporting the health, safety, and security of all who participate in university-related international travel.

Requirement to Register International Travel

All employees, students, and others who engage in university-related international travel are required to register their travel with the university and adhere to OSU's International Travel Policy. 

Read the policy

Register your travel as soon as possible, ideally 60 days in advance of planned travel. Registering your travel will will help OSU locate you and coordinate help in the event of an emergency.

OSU GO travel: Anyone traveling on study abroad or other programs organized through OSU Global Opportunities are registered as part of the enrollment process. OSU GO will guide you through the process. No additional steps are necessary.

All other travel: All other travelers must register by creating a "pre-trip request" for international travel in Concur. Travelers without an ONID will need an employee to register on their behalf. Visit the OSU Travel & Expense Office's International Travel page for detailed information about how to register your travel via Concur. 

Register international travel


International Travel Insurance

Registered travelers are automatically enrolled in a travel insurance policy with a 24/7 health and safety service. 

OSU's International Travel Accident & Sickness Plan includes a $500,000 lifetime maximum per covered accident/sickness; evacuation due to security/political unrest, natural disaster, emergency medical situations; and trip interruption and cancellation benefits. 

Registered travelers are also enrolled with International SOS (ISOS), a global network of doctors, security experts, and assistance coordinators who are available 24/7 to support you.

International travel insurance


High-Risk Destinations

The International Travel policy defines intermediate-risk and high-risk destinations. Travelers to these destinations have additional requirements and may require approval from a senior administrator. If your travel includes an intermediate- or high-risk destination, this will be identified during the travel registration process. OSU GO or the Travel & Expense Office will work with the traveler to collect all required information and complete additional steps. See International Travel Policy Section 5.2. 

High risk destination list

Important Resources for Travelers

SHS Travel Clinic

The SHS Travel Clinic provides pre-travel consultations to students, faculty and staff that are specific to the individual traveler's health history, destination, potential activities, and the health and safety issues of the destination.

Export Controls

University Policy on Export Controls also applies to University-Related International Travel. The Office of Export Controls and International Compliance provides determinations and guidance related to export control compliance. Activities with sanctioned countries require significant advance planning. Travelers should contact the Export Compliance Officer at the earliest opportunity.

Data Security

The Office of Information Security provides data security consultations for OSU Travelers. If required, Travelers will be contacted by the Office of Information Security to complete the consultation. All other Travelers may contact the Office of Information Security to request a briefing, if desired.