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."
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.
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