All OSU study abroad participants are required to carry travel insurance for the entire duration abroad. Students on OSU sponsored programs will be insured in a supplemental medical insurance program administered by Gallagher Student Insurance Services. All students participating in OSU-sponsored study abroad programs will be enrolled for this insurance*, and it is intended to supplement either students' personal insurance policies or the national health care program in the host country. You will be enrolled for insurance coverage by OSU Global Opportunities for the duration of your program abroad. The enrollment information you receive via email before your departure from Gallagher will include a letter of enrollment and identification card. Be sure to print out your card and take it with you abroad.
Under the deluxe plan while on a Study Abroad program, coverage includes:
For questions regarding 24 hour emergency assistance services, contact Europ Assist at:
1-609-375-9190 (Collect from outside the United States)
1-888-870-2947 (Toll-free within the United States)
Please refer to the Plan Brochure for complete details on coverage, exclusions and limitations.
For questions regarding coverage or other details, please contact Gallagher customer service.
Make sure to read the insurance brochure for exclusions and details on pre-existing conditions, etc.
The cost for the deluxe plan is $2.00/day*. Students will be charged for the total number of days abroad, based on official start and end dates of each program. Insurance enrollment will be extended to a week before and a week after the official dates of their program to cover travel time to and from the study site. * Price per day is subject to change based on renewed contracts between Gallagher Koster and the Oregon University System.
The cost of insurance will either be billed to your student account at the start of each term and is due at that time or it is already built into your program costs. Please check with your program administrator regarding billing for your program. Students abroad for more than one term will be charged at the start of each subsequent term for the cost of that term's insurance.
Minor medical claims must be paid up front to the healthcare provider at the time services are rendered and submitted to the insurance carrier for reimbursement. For information about how to make a claim visit the claim information page on the Gallagher website. Emergency services are provided by Europ Assist and must be arranged through that organization in order for the costs to be covered by the plan. Information about how to arrange for emergency services is provided directly to students in the enrollment letter from Gallagher.
If you would like to extend your coverage dates you can purchase a comparable plan administered by Gallagher. You may purchase the Gallagher leisure travel extension plan and dependent coverage by completing the Leisure Travel Insurance Enrollment form provided within the insurance signature document in the OSU GO application portal. It is your responsiblility to arrange the additional coverage, should you choose to stay overseas beyond the program dates.
If a student withdraws from the Study Abroad program prior to the effective date of coverage and prior to leaving to their designated site abroad, 100% of the monies will be refunded.
For students who purchase coverage for an academic year program, and initiate participation in an overseas program and then decide to discontinue the program or return home prior to their designated end date, monies will be refunded under the following terms:
*Students participating on programs sponsored by outside agencies that provide sufficient study abroad insurance, such as AHA, API, CIEE, IFSA-Butler, Semester At Sea, and SIT will NOT be enrolled for this insurance.
*Students participating in the SFS, INTO-China or SEA Semester programs will be required to purchase the OSU international travel insurance.