Oglethorpe will provide 50 students with free US Passports

On February 11, Oglethorpe University will provide 50 students with free passports.

As part of the Council on International Educational Exchange’s Passport Caravan, Oglethorpe will dedicate resources to guide students through the passport application process. Proper photography and forms will be provided at no cost and specialists will be on-site to ensure the process can be completed correctly.

The passport application process can be a beast. A litany of paperwork and associated costs are enough to ward off students from attaining one. Oglethorpe is committed to providing students the opportunity to seek out a global education; with facilitated access to a passport, students can overcome an obstacle to travel and begin to broaden their horizons.

Passport Caravan is a pledge from the CIEE to provide passports to 10,000 students around the country as part of its involvement with the Generation Study Abroad Initiative. This initiative is meant to double the amount of U.S students studying abroad in 2020.

Oglethorpe has partnered with the CIEE to further this goal and allow students to streamline access to a global education. The pledge is expected to meet its goal early this year, with Oglethorpe among the many institutions that have participated.

The event will be held in the A_LAB in the Turner Lynch Campus Center on February 11. In order to be considered, students must sign up.

Passport photography will be taken on campus during drop-in hours provided to qualifying students.

Additionally, there will be a study abroad information session in the TLCC Trustee Room at 5:30 p.m. on January 21. If you cannot attend, please visit the Global Education website, create your viaTRM account, complete your PetrelsAbroad info and begin exploring study abroad programs.

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