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Free Passport Initiative

Office of International Initiatives

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Graduate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Joshua Hudson
jhudson45@gsu.edu
404-413-2538

Address
30 Gilmer St Se, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
Dahlberg Hall

Campus
Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buckhead, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

The Study Abroad Program launched the “Free” Passport Initiative in February 2021. The mission of the initiative is to financially support GSU students who are US citizens and have never had a passport and need support with the cost of the passport ($145). In Spring and Summer 2021, 736 GSU students received their first passport through the initiative. Due to the success of the initiative, it has been continued through February 1, 2022

Benefits

1) Students receive a free passport which is valid for 10 years.
2) Having a passport removes a barrier to international travel and study abroad.
2) This initiative increases the awareness of international opportunities to GSU students.
3) It increases the awareness of Study Abroad Scholarships offered to GSU students.
4) It supports the globalization of GSU.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Business Management, Communication, Computer & Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Library Sciences, Life Sciences, Marketing, Mathematics

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Other

Race/Ethnic Group
Does not provide racial/ethnic minority group specialized programming

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
February 2021

Number Served
501-1000

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Not Applicable

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Study Abroad 101

Self-efficacy Emphasis
Not Applicable

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs
Not Applicable

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Additional Information

All students can apply for the “Free” Passport Initiative as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

Participant Empowerment

Mentoring Components
Not Applicable

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation Methods
Not Applicable

Other: Number of Passports provided to students

Anticipated Participant Outcomes
Not Applicable

Key Performance Indicators

The number of applications created for the initiative and number of passports given out to GSU students.

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
February 2021

Number Served
501-1000

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Not Applicable

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Study Abroad 101

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?
Not Applicable

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?
Not Applicable

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Additional Information

All students can apply for the “Free” Passport Initiative as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

Participant Empowerment

Mentoring Components
Not Applicable

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

Not Applicable

Other: Number of Passports provided to students

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

Not Applicable