Study Abroad Partners with CIEE to Issue 70 Students Free Passports
November 2, 2016
A passport isn’t required to enter the Drexel Study Abroad Office, but over seventy students passed through the doors of Suite 201 in the Peck Problem Solving and Research Center as proud new holders of US passports.
On November 2, the Study Abroad Office partnered with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), an international education non-profit organization, to issue students free passports at an all-day event called the Passport Caravan.
The Study Abroad Office hosted several passport agents, who spent the day processing paperwork and getting students on their way to being passport holders. The Passport Caravan event had several tables set up so both event participants and passing students, faculty, and staff could learn more about programs offered through the Study Abroad Office, Drexel’s Office of International Programs (OIP), and CIEE. A photo booth was also set up to add some extra fun to the day’s event.
The Study Abroad Office hopes that by having such an event, it will encourage students to go abroad while at Drexel, whether its to study, co-op, or volunteer, and to take advantage of the great international opportunities Drexel has to offer on campus. One of the first big steps of going abroad is having a valid passport, and the Study Abroad Office hopes to host a similar event annually to help students overcome one of the many barriers to going abroad.
So while on November 2, 2016, these students with new passports were here at Drexel, hopefully on November 2, 2017 these seventy students will be in Madrid, Hong Kong, Cairo, and everywhere in between.
To read Drexel Now’s coverage of Passport Caravan, click here.