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The materials below are exclusively for OSEA Program Participants. Documents are in MS Word or PDF designed for download. All rights are reserved and all other use requires the written consent of OSEA.



Medical Insurance, minimum requirements for purchase

OSEA White Paper on Safety for Educational Tourism in Mexico, 2015

OSEA Statement on Swine Flu Health Risks in Mexico, 2009

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Download OSEA Release forms Here

These forms must be downloaded and filled out completely in pen and returned with final Payment. No one is allowed to participate in OSEA Programs without having submitted all of the signed and completed forms.

RV216F1_Agreement to Norms of Conduct
RV216F2_Agreement to Conditions of Participation

⇒Note that you you or your parent/legal guardian are required to sign the first three forms above in front of a Notary Public. You may use the free of charge services of Notary Public at any bank. Walk into the bank and request the services of the Notary.

RV215F4_Medical Evaluation and Release
⇒This form must be completed by a Medical Physician or licensed practitioner of a health clinic

RV216F5_Safety, Travel and Health (3509Rev)
RV216F6_Travel Plans for Arrival and Departure
RV216F7_Emergency Contact Information

Upload your Proof of Medical Insurance Form here

RV212F9_Homestay Request and Preference (online Form)
⇒The above link is to the Homestay Form, which participants should have already completed during the enrollment process. If you have not, please complete this form as soon as possible.


Download pdf 2016-2018 OSEA Pre-Departure Program Preparation Package. This packet contains the core information you need to start your preparation

Note on Health & Medical Insurance
Please review the OSEA statement that can address your questions about insurance, health and medical issues. You must have health/medical, emergency, travel insurance to participate in OSEA Programs. You must closely review your existing student insurance from your University and other insurance from parents/guardians to see if it covers your travel/trip to Mexico.

Price Quotes are from 2009 and are not guaranteed for accuracy.

A few options for insurance include:

1. Good medical and travel insurance is available through STA (Student Travel Association) when you purchase a plane ticket; get a quote here -- it IS a bit pricey at $195 for 60 days.

2. Membership in ISE (International Student Exchange Cards) for $25 includes various travel discounts plus basic medical while outside of the USA, it has a med-evacuation of $5,000 and medical expenses of $2000; these are your very basic minimums.

3. International Student Insurance website has five different insurance programs for students on study abroad, short or long term; Atlas International is short term and Student Secure 1year+.

4. HTH Worldwide is yet another insurance providor that has a great plan at an excellent $34 per month rate for under 30 years old (compare to STA).

5. Medex is another well established insurance providor offers several different travel related packages. For student age bracket you can get 2 months for under $100 a month with extensive coverage & low deductible.

To Do Check List

1. Start your Passport application immediately! or renew your passport if necessary
2. Find a weekly Spanish Conversation table to attend faithfully
3. Establish a 15 minute daily routine to practice Spanish; see OSEA Spanish Workout Guide
4. Start Planning Trip: Get weekly price quotes from Kayak & arrange travel with other osea participants
5. Investiage purchase of digital cameras & other equipment if necessary
6.Get your Medical Insurance with all the required specifications
7. Do Program Prep Work & Course Reading in the areas of your research
8. Purchase all your Research Equipment, Software & Supplies; test drive all software & equipment
9. Spend time not using any air conditioning what so ever as weather gets warmer!
10. Sign & Submit all Release forms. Get Notary Public and Doctor to sign forms
11. Make Final Tuition Payment(s) on time! May 4 due date
12. Get Summer Clothing & Personal Items
13. Scan your student ID and send it to OSEA Staff with release forms


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