OSU GO education abroad participants are enrolled in Oregon State University’s international travel insurance which includes a limited accident and health insurance policy and 24/7 assistance services. This insurance is mandatory for all participants unless they are covered by a travel insurance policy through their on-site provider (API, IFSA, SAS, SIT, CIEE, GEO, etc.). Some host countries may also require students to enroll in national health insurance. In those instances, that insurance usually applies first and the OSU travel insurance serves as a secondary policy.
International travel insurance is billed to the student as part of the program cost or directly to an OSU student’s account. International travel insurance benefits include:
Coverage for accident/sickness;
24-hour travel, safety and security assistance services provided by International SOS (ISOS);
Evacuation due to security/political unrest, natural disaster, emergency medical situations;
In-person and remote mental health support.
Students are strongly encouraged to refer to the insurance plan brochure (link below) for coverage details and exclusions.
When and how to access international travel insurance benefits
After consulting with on-site staff, call International SOS: +1-215-942-8478 (collect calls accepted worldwide).
When calling, reference member ID 401GDA957900.
When should I contact International SOS?
Students are covered for the dates of their program as indicated on an insurance verification letter that will be uploaded to their OSU GO application in the “attached documents” section. In the event of an unanticipated deviation, the insurance policy will extend coverage for 14 days before and after the program dates. For personal travel outside of program dates, students are encouraged to purchase a separate leisure travel policy (link below).
International SOS Medical & Travel Assistance
Membership ID Card
OSU international travel insurance plan brochure
In the event you sought medical treatment abroad for a minor accident or sickness and paid out of pocket for that treatment, you may submit a claim for reimbursement. For additional information about the claims process, refer to OSU’s Insurance and Risk Management international travel website.
Optional Supplemental Insurance
Students may choose to purchase additional supplemental insurance. Below are a few products for consideration.