OSU faculty, staff and students,
Oregon State University is committed to providing its faculty, staff and students with access to global opportunities and experiences that promote expanded research opportunities, student success, global understanding and engagement, and safe travel associated with university activities.
International travel and exchanges serve the university’s land grant mission to teach, pursue research, and engage in outreach and engagement to promote economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.
To ensure that all OSU units follow consistent procedures associated with university-sponsored international travel, the university has enacted a new international travel policy that is now in effect and will provide travelers with many benefits. This policy requires faculty, staff, students and others traveling internationally on behalf of the university to enter their itineraries in OSU’s International Travel Registry prior to departure.
The registry benefits OSU’s international travelers in many ways, including:
o Enrollment in international travel insurance, which includes medical care and evacuation or security assistance, if needed;
o 24/7 support from OSU’s international health and safety coordinator;
o Optional pre-departure, travel location-specific orientations;
o Secure storage of passport copies and emergency contact information; and
o Ability for the university to provide incident assistance and support communication with family members and others in the event of unforeseen incidents.
If you have questions about this new process or registry, please contact Kendra Sharp, senior advisor to the provost for international affairs, or Samuel Gras, university international health and safety coordinator by e-mail or phone at 541-737-6433 or 541-737-6493, respectively.
We look forward to growing OSU’s global connections and impact with you.
Kendra V. Sharp Susan Capalbo
Senior Advisor to the Provost Senior Vice Provost
International Affairs Faculty Affairs