Need Some Help?

Passport Help!

How to get a passport

  • Our office provides free applications for Passports, as well as an instruction guide to aid in the passport application process. First, you’ll need two headshots and our office provides passport photos for only $10, you can pay in cash or charge to your student account!

How long will it take to get my passport?

  • Passport processing takes between 6 to 8 weeks, however, if you choose an expedited service, you can receive a faster processing time. There is a $60 fee for expedited requests.

Lost your “Applying for a US Passport” paper? No worries! Get the .pdf here!
US Passport Application Instructions

I have so many questions about study abroad! Help!

Have no fear! We have an FAQ!

Getting There: Studying Abroad from Application to Take Off to Returning!

Getting to the country where you will study abroad is your responsibility.
So is getting to the airport—even if you are leaving from Berea. Please plan ahead.

Getting There

Best Flight Practices!

Step #1: Our preference is that you go through travel agents who specialize in student travel because change fees are typically less and they are more supportive in every way.

  • STA—the makers of ISIC  ( and
  • Frosch Travel (April Thomas at both have a relationship with our office and can bill me. So please email them individually with your dates, departure & destination cities and ask for a quote.

Step #2 (if #1 didn’t work): If their prices are significantly higher than what you find online, we can go with another company like Student Universe or  something… Search the internet to go with a reputable company or directly with an airline.

PS If you applied for a Gilman, best to go with a US air company in case you are awarded a scholarship from them.

Don’t let hesitation and questions stop you!
Go abroad! Tame the beast that is wanderlust!