Student health and safety is OSU GO’s primary consideration in the administration of international programs for students. The safety of any activity, domestic or international, depends on a variety of factors. Informed by campus guidelines and best practices related to student traveler safety, OSU GO’s Health and Safety Coordinator conducts travel risk assessments and has determined that programs currently offered are appropriately safe for study abroad. OSU’s travel policy has strict conditions that must be met to approve a particular international program, and conditions are monitored on an ongoing basis. Students are briefed on precautions that they can take to be as safe as possible in their new environment. OSU provides 24/7 support so that we can respond quickly if unexpected events or emergencies occur.