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UC International Programs

Insurance & Risk Management

Travel Assistance

Participants in UC's group life insurance plan have access to an emergency travel assistance service, available to you and your family when traveling for business or pleasure more than 100 miles away from home.

International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC)

The International Teacher Identity Card is endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.  It offers parallel coverage to the ISIC card for students. These give traveling students and faculty a document that is readily accepted worldwide as proof of their student or faculty status. The International Teacher Identity Card also provides many benefits to holders, including some supplemental health and travel insurance, discounts for museums and attractions, and discount travel. We require students to have the ISIC card.  Faculty on traveling on official UC business are covered by Assist America but may wish to have the ITIC card for personal travel. It is available in the UC International Programs office. Bring a passport size photo and $25, cash, check or money order.

Risk Management

Please see the following publication on the topic of risk management for study abroad programs by the United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc.:

* Legal & Risk Management Issues (1.4 MB)
The information in this document is intended to help administrators at educational institutions understand and manage the risks associated with student foreign travel programs.

International SOS

The University of Cincinnati recognizes our duty in safeguarding the health and safety of our faculty and students involved with UC-Managed programs. UC has partnered with International SOS, the world’s leader in international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services. 

The services provided by International SOS range from simple telephone advice from a field expert, referrals to vetted providers to full-scale medical and security evacuations. The International SOS network of multilingual specialists operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from 28 Alarm Centers around the world. So, if you or one of your students runs out of medication in Budapest, needs to see a doctor in Beijing, loses a passport in the Ghana or encounters a medical or security crisis anywhere in the world we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this powerful resource.

Remember when you and your students are abroad you should always carry the International SOS membership card. It contains the University’s membership number 11BCAS000010 and phone numbers to International SOS alarm centers. Below are some key benefits to membership.

Pre-departure preparation: By logging onto the International SOS website (www.internationalsos.com) you and your students can sign up for health and security email alerts and review valuable country-specific information.

While abroad: International SOS will help you to locate a qualified health care provider, replace a prescription or simply answer a general medical or security concern.

In an emergency: International SOS can ensure you get immediate care whether it requires evacuating you to a center of medical excellence or closely monitoring your condition with local doctors.

It is important to note that International SOS is not health insurance. This assistance program benefit provided by UC is designed to supplement and enhance your current health insurance with medical and security advice and services. It does not cover individual medical or evacuation expenses. UC therefore requires that all travelers on UC-managed programs have their own medical, evacuation and travel insurance. Any charges incurred by UC for International SOS services not covered by existing UC insurance will be passed onto the individual.

Below you will find several documents to help you learn about the program and share the information with students.

Kind regards and Safe Travels