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Join us at our next study abroad fair! 

Thursday, September 16


Memorial Union Great Hall


*Masks are encouraged for all indoor spaces.

What can you do at a study abroad fair?

  1. Start planning your next adventure abroad
  2. Discover options offered by your college's international programs office
  3. Talk to program coordinators and students who have gone on the program
  4. Learn about study abroad scholarships 
  5. Apply for a US passport - more information below

How can I make the most of the study abroad fair? 

  • Start researching programs prior to the fair
  • At the fair, seek out the programs that interested you most while you were researching
  • Bring your questions to the program representative
    • Course offerings
    • Cost
    • Location details, what is it like?
    • Eligibility requirements (GPA, class standing, etc.)
  • Make an appointment to apply for or renew your US passport! More information coming soon!

How can I apply for a US passport at the study abroad fair? 

  • This service is available to anyone in the Iowa State community (students, faculty, staff, employees)

  • Make an appointment by contacting Natalie at the US Postal Service. Appointments are recommended to reduce your wait time, but walk ins are also welcome.

  • Completed Application Form found online at (use black ink and print one sided).

    • Use form DS-11 if you are applying for the first time or if your previous passport was issued when you were younger than 16.

    • Use form DS-82 if you are renewing and your previous passport was issued when you were age 16 or older.

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (provide one of the following)

    • Previous fully valid U.S. passport

    • Certified U.S. birth certificate

    • Consular report of birth abroad or certification of birth

    • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship

  • Proof of Identity (provide one of the following)

    • Current, valid driver’s license (ISU ID also required if your state ID is NOT issued in Iowa)

    • Government employee ID

    • Military ID

  • One - 2" x 2" Color Photograph (Available for $15 at the fair)

  • Fees (payable via cash, debit card, or two separate checks)

    • $110 application fee for up to 18 weeks processing

    • $60 additional fee for an expedited passport for up to 12 weeks processing

    • $35 acceptance fee

  • Your appointment will be in the Cardinal Room of the Memoiral Union. This is located on the 2nd floor.

How can I be safe at the fair?

  • Wear a mask. 
  • Keep your space with other visitors and staff at the fair. 
  • Visit the fair during slower times. Try visiting the fair for the first or last hour. It is usually busiest around lunchtime.

What if I do not attend the fair?