CIEE Passport Caravan Scheduled at Claflin on October 25

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Passport Caravan is coming to Claflin University on Wednesday,

October 25, 9:30-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center.

A limited number of Claflin students will be selected to receive free passports. Students must be freshmen, sophomores or juniors and U.S. citizens to be eligible for a free passport. They must also be in need of a passport (no passport renewals) and complete an application at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca5ac22a1fa7-claflin by October 15. Applicants will be notified of their status by October 20.

CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.

Passport Caravan at Claflin is part of CIEE’s support of Generation Study Abroad™, an initiative to make study abroad possible for more U.S. students by breaking down the three major barriers to study abroad: cost, curriculum, and culture. CIEE will sponsor passports for 10,000 students around the country, during the next five years. CIEE will also provide $20 million in scholarships and make an annual grant to college faculty to support approaches for custom study abroad programs. The goal of Generation Study Abroad is to double the number of American students who study abroad by 2020.

For more information about the CIEE Passport Caravan at Claflin, contact Dr. Patricia DeSouza, pdesouza@claflin.edu or (803) 535-5047 and you can also stop by the Office of International Education, W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center, 117.

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