- Int'l Programs
- Int'l Degree & Education Abroad
- Int'l Student Advising & Services
- Int'l Scholar & Faculty Services
Faculty & Staff Travelling Abroad as an OSU Employee
If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, ensure your US immigration documents, including passport validity and necessary visa stamps, are in order well in advance of your travel date. Visit the International Scholars and Faculty Services (ISFS) travel website for information that is specific to your non-immigrant visa category and status.
If you are traveling on behalf of the University, you must register your trip with the Office of Risk Management. Learn about risks, global insurance and travel assistance coverage for working abroad. Did you know the State purchases insurance for employees working abroad?
Export control regulations are federal laws that prohibit the unlicensed export of certain commodities or information for reasons of national security or protections of trade. Find out if your work abroad might be affected by visiting the Office of Sponsored Programs website.
A must for anyone planning a trip outside the United States, including enrollment in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).. Includes tips for travelling abroad, Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, what to do in an emergency, travel warnings, and travel advisories.
Double check that your passport will be valid for at least six months beyond your anticipated return to the U.S. and that your name matches you other photo identification. If you need to renew or apply for a passport visit Travel.State.Gov's website.
Country-specific information, including exit/entry requirements, location of the U.S. embassy, crime and security information health and medical conditions, drug penalties. There are visa service providers who can assist with the visa application process, e.g. Visa Network, VisaHQ or Global Visas.
OSU Faculty and Staff traveling abroad for business or research should schedule a pre-travel consultation at the SHS Travel Clinic, in addition to registering the trip at the Office of Risk Management. Student Health Services maintains membership in the International Society of Travel Medicine and provides international certificates of vaccination and other documentation that may be required for your travel.
Detailed travel health information for over 200 destinations, general information for travel vaccinations, diseases related to travel, what to do if you get sick or injured abroad, tips for staying healthy and safe.
Information about the policy and procedures for sabbatical leave while employed at OSU
Review this checklist of tips for traveling, including informing your banks that you will be traveling abroad.
Bringing It All Back Home
Did you develop any new research relationships while abroad? Did existing partnerships expand? Let the Office of the Associate Provost for International Programs know.