Centenary in Paris Travel Information
Dates for Centenary in Paris 2015
- Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 - Friday, August 14th, 2015.
SOAR Orientation Information
Below is a link to access the information that was shared with this year's incoming students and parents about the Centenary in Paris program for 2015. The orientation covered information about the Academic portion of the program, Cultural Experiences that our students can expect to have while in Paris, as well as Safety and Logistics information.
Required Forms and Travel Information
Before our students begin this experience and leave for the travel portion of the course, we require all of them to complete the following two (2) documents.
The first document, is an online form through our college supported student involvement software called OrgSync. The form helps us gather the information needed to finalize the travel portion of the experience including airline tickets and dietary needs.
The second document is our International Travel Waiver, designed to ensure that everyone participating in this experience is aware of their rights and responsibilities as voluntary participants in this program. Students, if you are 18 or under, you will need to also have your parent or guardian sign this form as well. The original signed copy of the form is to be submitted to the Office of Global Engagement in the 2910 Building on campus.
Having a valid passport is required for all students participating in the Centenary in Paris program. Below are links to important information about applying for a passport as well as additional passport and travel document support.
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs oversees all U.S. passport applications, passport processing, official information related to passports as well as lost and stolen passports, and other passport related needs. If you have applied for a passport, but have not yet received it, click "Check Application Status" and follow the instructions to find out when you should receive the document.
The United States Postal Service is one place to go to begin to apply for a U.S. passport. Please visit the link below to learn about the U.S. passport application process.
If you don't live near a Post Office you can find a place to apply for a passport using the link below. The link will take you to the Passport Acceptance Facilities Search through the U.S. Government which will help you find the nearest place to apply for a passport using your zip code.
The National Passport Information Center is another great resource with the purpose of providing support for obtaining a passport, identifying lost or stolen passports, and answering any passport questions. Their office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm EST. Their toll free number is 1-877-487-2778.
Additional Travel Preparation Information
- Packing Recommendations and Health Tips
- Travel Insurance, Safety Tips, and Finance Recommendations
- French News and Weather
- Additional Travel Resources