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Office of Risk Management

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2725
Fax: (248) 370-2601
riskmgmt@oakland.edu

Office of Risk Management

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2725
Fax: (248) 370-2601
riskmgmt@oakland.edu

Foreign Travel Registration

Foreign Travel Insurance Program

EFFECTIVE 7/1/2023 Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) is the new international health insurance provider.

Oakland University provides comprehensive international health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), free of charge, to all OU students, faculty and staff who are traveling outside of the United States for university purposes. This includes study abroad, research abroad, attendance at conferences or business meetings, and all other international travel undertaken on behalf of the university. Registration is required.

Students (including graduate students) who are not on an OU study abroad program must complete the Independent International Travel Registration on the International Education website. Follow the instructions at the link for Students Traveling Internationally Independently for University Purposes.

Please visit  https://welcome.culturalinsurance.com/college/oak-uni/  to register your dates of travel, review plan information, print the participant guide and consulate letter should you require to obtain a visa.

If you are traveling for purely personal reasons (for example, for a vacation or to visit family), you are not eligible for this insurance policy. We encourage you to purchase a private travel health policy for the dates of your travel.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email:

(Faculty/Staff) Risk Management - riskmgmt@oakland.edu

(Students) Alex Zimmerman, azimmerman@oakland.edu

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

In addition to the above Foreign Travel Insurance Program, Risk Management strongly recommends ALL foreign travelers to register with the Department of State in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (S.T.E.P.). Visit https://step.state.gov to enroll in this free service.

 

Travel Registration & Health and Safety Abroad Tips

Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)
Registration link:  https://welcome.culturalinsurance.com/college/oak-uni/

Blanket Coverage Policy

  • Coverage is Free of Charge to all Oakland University Students, Faculty and Staff traveling outside of the United States for university purposes.
  • On the "Personal Data" page, put the name of your study abroad program, or a brief description of your travel if you are not on a study abroad program, in the Program Name field. Do not enter anything in the Participant ID field.
  • Your coverage start date and end date should be your dates of travel, if you are traveling exclusively for university purposes.
  • If you are mixing OU travel and personal travel, you may extend your coverage up to one week before and after the dates you are traveling on behalf of OU. If you would like to purchase a personal policy for an additional time frame, you may do so by extending your coverage on the myCISI app once you have completed registration.
  • When you have completed registration, you will receive a welcome email with your policy documents, wallet card, login information to the CISI portal, and a link to the myCISI app.
  • Be sure to log in to the CISI portal and download the app. This is where you can request assistance, search for healthcare providers, submit a claim, and update your itinerary.               

Your health and safety is our top priority.  The Office of Global Engagement has compiled extensive information on Health, Safety and Getting Assistance While Abroad.  Visit their website to review OU Faculty/Staff international travel prep and tips.

 

Driving or Renting Vehicles Overseas

Local insurance must be purchased at the time of rental. Most countries have a fine or jail penalty if you do not purchase local insurance.

Electronic Equipment & Software

All travelers taking such equipment or materials (e.g. GPS units, encrypted software, laptops, cell phones, etc.) overseas are advised to confirm compliance with U.S. Export Control Regulations.

Federal Communications Commission - Cybersecurity Tips for International Travelers

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Traveling with Mobile Devices: Trends & Best Practices

High Risk Activities

Participating in higher risk activities, such as rock climbing, skydiving, scuba diving, bungee jumping, professional sports, off -road or auto racing or travel to higher risk areas, may not be covered by insurance.