All international immersion experience participants are required to have a valid U.S. passport. In some countries, the passport must be valid for at least six months after the return date of your immersion experience (ie. If the return date is May 31, 2016, your passport must be valid until at least November 31, 2016).
If you need a passport, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html and follow the instructions. Be sure to apply for a passport book and not a card. A passport card only allows you to travel via ground transportation into Canada and Mexico.
Participants should begin the process of applying for a passport at least six months prior to their immersion experience departure date.
NOTE: The cost of your passport fee is not included in your experience cost. Students cannot be reimbursed for the cost of attaining a passport with fundraising money.
Participants are required to submit a copy of their passport with their commitment form, if available at the time of application.