Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

All Ohio State travelers are strongly encouraged to register their travel in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest travel updates and information from the U.S. Department of State. U.S. Embassies and Consulates will post emergency and security messages for U.S. citizens on their individual websites. Enrolling in STEP helps make sure that participants receive this important information about safety and security conditions in their destination country when it is posted. All Ohio State students traveling abroad are requested as part of their program registration or insurance enrollment to sign a Department of State information release, allowing consular staff and Ohio State to share known information about travelers in the event of an emergency.