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Study Abroad

A study abroad experience is a great way to enhance your undergraduate education by being exposed to different cultures and ideas, meeting new people, and earning course credit.

The College of Engineering and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering are committed to supporting students who wish to pursue study abroad opportunities.  More information about study abroad programs can be found on the College of Engineering's International Programs web site.

In addition, Ohio State's Office of International Affairs can provide more detail about how to prepare for international study. Please visit

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:

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 (  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: and at

For additional information, please see Ohio State’s Travel Modification, Relocation, Evacuation or Suspension policy or contact the International Risk Manager (simmons.541@osu).