Earn rewards simply by attending campus events! Then, cash those Passport Points out and use them to fund cultural opportunities in study, interning, or volunteering abroad (or with another culture in the US*).
Here's how it works:
- Participate in approved cultural enrichment programming to earn points.
- Earn up to 500 points per semester and up to a total of 2,000 points over 4 years of full-time undergraduate enrollment**.
- Points can be redeemed to offset travel expenses related to approved educational travel opportunities.
- Experience your world!
This program facilitates participation for all students in approved cultural immersion opportunities while attending Centenary. Students earn points for attending pre-approved campus events and programs.
Points help you to fund:
- Faculty-led and Independent Modules
- Independent Culture Projects that include international travel
- Study abroad with any of the college's official partner institutions or programs
- Faculty or staff-led international trips with an educational component lasting 5 days or more (ex: international choir tour, international mission trips)
Passport Points Events
Remember that in addition to events listed below, all home athletic events and faculty-sponsored convocations have Passport Points attached. Look for the QR code at any of the events that you attend!
If you experience problems with points crediting to your account, take a selfie next to the code at the event and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
The following event(s) are worth 100 Passport Points if you choose to attend them.
- President's Convocation -- September
- Founders' Day Convocation -- February
Other opportunities to earn include (but are not limited to):
- Dream Week events -- January
- Research Forum events -- April
- Diversity Week events -- September
- International Education Week events -- November
- Centenary Chapel -- Every Tuesday in the academic year
- Meadows Museum exhibitions -- throughout the academic year
- Marjorie Lyons productions -- throughout the academic year
- English Department colloquia -- throughout the academic year
- Sporting events -- throughout the academic year
Redeem Your Points
Redemption Process Guidelines
For international travel opportunities, e.g., Module or International Choir Tour, students may redeem 500 Passport Points only towards the initial required deposit. There is no limit on the number of points redeemable for subsequent payment dates.
All redemption requests must be submitted by the final payment deadline set by the faculty or staff leader of each Centenary International Educational Travel Opportunity.
Redemption for non-Centenary programs occur on a rolling basis.
Students pursuing independent International Educational Travel Opportunities must receive Trek Committee project approval prior to redeeming Passport Points. Points may be billed back to the student if the Independent Project is not completed in a satisfactory or timely manner.
Additionally, for independent International Educational Travel Opportunities, students must sign and turn in a Passport Points Redemption Agreement Form confirming their financial responsibility and the possibility of penalties incurred for not correctly accounting for Passport Points redeemed towards their independent experience. Eligible students must submit this form to the Office of Intercultural Engagement before departure on an approved international educational travel opportunity.
* Students undertaking local culture options are able to use up to 100 points towards the cost of attendance. Students undertaking US-domestic (non-local) culture options are able to use up to 500 points towards the cost of attendance.
** Special circumstances for the Class of 2024 (incoming cohort Fall 2020) are managed by the Office of Intercultural Engagement.
More questions? See FAQs below.