Passport Service Offered Next Week at U.Va. as Part of International Education Week

November 13, 2014

UPDATED, Nov. 14, 1:20 p.m., to correct the site of Hector Amaya's talk on Monday to Newcomb Hall's Commonwealth Room.

Going global just got easier: the University of Virginia will hold its second annual Passport Drive for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be in Newcomb Hall ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days to accept passport applications and renewals and to answer questions. State Department officials and the photographer will accept cash, a check or a credit card.

Passport photos are $6. Application fees vary according to the type of passport being purchased. Users can pay $60 to have their passports delivered within two weeks. Click here for more important information about required materials and fees.

The Passport Drive is part of International Education Week, a countrywide initiative of the U.S. government.

The week will highlight various themes, including foreign language, arts, career and service, and study and travel abroad.

On Saturday, the second annual Go Global Expo and International Tea Festival will take place in Newcomb Hall Ballroom with a catered lunch, performances and raffle prizes.

Other activities include the Global Grounds Scavenger Hunt on Nov. 20 and an evening of Indian art and classical music on Nov. 21 at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.

Other International Education Week highlights include:

  • A language fair featuring such languages as Arabic, Bengali, Swahili, Tibetan and Urdu, takes place Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room. Students can meet more than 20 faculty members teaching foreign languages at U.Va., learn about language resources, courses and opportunities to start, improve or practice a language.
  • On Monday at 4 p.m. in Newcomb Hall's Coomonwealth Room, Hector Amaya, associate professor and chair of media studies, talks about what it means as a citizen and a worker to be able to speak more than one language.
  • On Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Global Internships office, Hotel A, 1 West Range, there will be an information session on global internships. There is a 75-seat limit; RSVP to Amanda Ryan at

A full schedule of the week’s events can be viewed here.

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Jane Kelly

University News Associate Office of University Communications