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International Education

O'Dowd Hall, Room 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

Office hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In-person and virtual advising hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

Walk-in advising hours
Mon - Thurs: 1 - 3 p.m.

Alex Zimmerman, Director
(248) 370-2843
azimmerman@oakland.edu

International Education

O'Dowd Hall, Room 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

Office hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In-person and virtual advising hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

Walk-in advising hours
Mon - Thurs: 1 - 3 p.m.

Alex Zimmerman, Director
(248) 370-2843
azimmerman@oakland.edu

Register Your International Travel

Use this page to determine the steps you must take to register your international travel with Oakland University. Registration is important so that the university can contact you in the event of an emergency and assist you as promptly as possible.

If you have questions regarding registration after reading the instructions below, please contact the International Education Office.

Students on an OU study abroad program
Students Traveling Internationally Independently for University Purposes

Follow these steps if you are a student traveling abroad independently for university purposes. This includes participation in any study abroad program which is not sponsored by OU; any research you will be conducting abroad; any work, internship, or volunteer experience abroad related to your course of study; participation in an academic conference, artistic or cultural event, or sporting event abroad; participation on an Alternative Spring Break or other service program abroad; and any other activities abroad related to your studies or extracurricular activities at OU.

Do not register for purely personal travel abroad, such as a vacation or travel to visit family.

Register only for travel outside of the United States; do not register for travel within the United States or to U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.

Faculty and Staff Traveling Internationally for University Purposes
Individuals Traveling Internationally for Personal Purposes

Personal travel is any travel which is unrelated to your activities at OU. This includes vacations or visits to family abroad. If you will be combining personal travel with university-related travel, follow the steps above according to whether you are a student or faculty/staff. If you are traveling for purely personal purposes, you are not required to register your travel with OU, but we encourage you to:

  • Purchase an international health insurance policy which will cover you while you are abroad. OU does not endorse any specific policy, but there are many policies to choose from as compiled on the Forbes page.
  • Register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program through the U.S. State Department.