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200 Jackson State University Students Receive Free Passports at CIEE Passport Caravan Launch

CIEE and Jackson State University (JSU) provided 200 free passports to students during the launch of CIEE’s Passport Caravan on February 19. The one-day, on-campus event was the first of many passport events CIEE plans to hold over the next five years on college and university campuses across the United States.

"As a college student, it has been pretty inconvenient and expensive to get a passport," said JSU student Javis Jones. "I just didn't really have the income to do it. When I heard about this opportunity, it was really a no-brainer."

Read more on the CIEE and JSU Passport Caravan in "The Clarion-Ledger."

Student with Passport
A Jackson State University student poses after receiving a free passport during CIEE's Passport Caravan on February 19.

CIEE is sponsoring passports for 10,000 students around the country as part of its participation in the national Generation Study Abroad™ initiative. Developed in 2014 by the Institute of International Education, the initiative seeks to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2020 by breaking down the main barriers: cost, curriculum, and culture. CIEE has also committed to providing $20 million in scholarships to U.S. students, as well as an annual $20,000 grant to college faculty to support innovative approaches for custom study abroad programs.

Request the CIEE Passport Caravan come to your school.

Jackson State University Marching Band
The Jackson State University marching band performs during the CIEE Passport Caravan.