SOU’s International Education Week includes U.S. Passport Application Day

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will observe International Education Week beginning next Monday with a variety of events to celebrate international student diversity and promote study-away opportunities. The week will culminate with an extra day with extended hours of U.S. passport services on Friday for SOU and local community members.

SOU’s officially designated Passport Acceptance Facility, operated by the Office of International Programs in Room 322 of the Stevenson Union, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, for the special passport application day. Normal weekly hours of operation for the facility – which is open to the public – are 9 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

International Education Week activities will kick off with representatives of the university’s Study Abroad Program answering questions and offering information from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday in the Stevenson Union lobby, near the bookstore.

An open house at the Office of International Programs will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room 322 of Stevenson Union. A “Study Away” information session with past participants in the Study Abroad Program will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the third floor of McLoughlin Hall in the North Campus Village student housing complex. SOU’s French Club will present its French Film Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 313 of the Stevenson Union.

More information is available from the Office of International Programs, at (541) 552-6336.

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U.S passport application services available at SOU

NEWS BRIEF (available online at https://goo.gl/igFqnX)

(Ashland, Ore.) — An officially designated Passport Acceptance Facility, operated by the Office of International Programs at Southern Oregon University, has been in operation for the past two years and is open to everyone in the community.

The passport facility is located in Room 322 of SOU’s Stevenson Union building on the university’s main Ashland campus at 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard. It is open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

Prospective passport applicants are asked to visit the U.S. Department of State website (travel.state.gov) and click on “U.S. Passport” for instructions on how to apply. For general inquiries about the passport office, applicants may call the main phone number of SOU’s Office of International Programs at (541) 552-6336.

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