OIS offers a variety of events and info sessions related to study abroad throughout the academic year. 


Each semester we offer programming that helps students learn about study abroad in general. Some examples include:  

  • Study Abroad Fair 
  • Study Abroad 101
  • Study Abroad Discussion Panels 
  • Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops
  • Study Abroad Returnee Symposiums
  • Re-entry Workshops


Each faculty-led program will host a number of info sessions to give students a change to learn more about the specific program details (itinerary, cost, deadlines, application process, scholarships, etc.). 

 Passport Photo v22

U.S. Passport Day at GSU

Monday, November 8th 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hall of Governors

The Matteson Public Library will be on campus to process U.S. passport applications. Walk-ins are welcome!

Virtual Q & A Session: Thursday, November 4th at 12pm Register Here

Documents Needed:

Passport Application Form DS-11
Personal Check (bring 4 checks)
Proof of U.S. Citizenship (i.e. original birth certificate)*
Photo I.D. (driver’s license, state ID)*
One Passport Photo (instructions - we will be taking photos on site – photos can also be taken at CVS, Walgreens or your local post office)

*Photocopies are required and can be made on site with the assistance of the Office of International Services.

Planning to study abroad? Apply for your passport by these dates:

Spring Break to the Dominican Republic – December 1 (routine); January 1 (expedited)
Public Health Brigade to Ghana – December 15 (routine); January 15 (expedited)
Honors Seminar in Rome – February 1 (routine); March 1 (expedited)

Routine Processing is 8-11 weeks
Expedite Processing is 5-7 weeks

Fees to be paid separately:  
Passport Book $110 
Administrative Fee $35
 Expedite Services $60
1-2 Day Delivery $17.56


For full application instructions, please visit the Government Website.