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'Passport Day' A Huge Hit At Study Abroad Fair

'Passport Day' A Huge Hit At Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Fair was quite the hit this year. Many students expressed interest in studying abroad and crowded Adele Stamp Student Union with curiosity.

A crowd-drawing portion of the day included UMD's Education Abroad (EA) "Passport Day" - where EA gave away 152 free and subsidized passports thanks to a Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) grant and EA funding.

"We aimed to reach students who are underrepresented in study abroad and the majority of recipients were first gen and/or pell grant recipients," said Lauren Ruszczyk, assistant director of EA. "About seventy percent represented racial and ethnic minorities."

The event sure put a smile on the faces of 152 future study abroad Terp.