BRISTOL, R.I. – As part of the University’s enduring commitment to increase global learning opportunities for its students, Roger Williams University is again offering its “Passport to Your Future” program from October 4-6. This innovative program, which began in 2006 for select sophomores, waives passport application fees, postal service handling fees and passport photo fees, for all eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or had perfect attendance in their First-Year Experience class.
Representatives of the Bristol, R.I. Post Office will be on campus at the University’s Global Heritage Hall to walk students through the passport application process and to accept applications for submission to the U.S. Department of State. A local photographer will also be on hand to take passport photos for students and the Peggy and Marc Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs at RWU will showcase international travel opportunities for students during the event. More than 1,400 students were invited by the Spiegel Center to participate in this program.
Committed to fostering a global culture on campus and within the student body, around 460 students of the sophomore, junior and senior classes at RWU currently participate in a study abroad experience. RWU presently offers 47 outbound study-abroad program locations in 26 countries.