If you have not already applied for your passport, please do so immediately. All program participants are required to have a valid passport. Many countries require your passport be valid at least 6 months or longer beyond the dates of your trip. If your passport expires before the required validity, you will have to apply for a new one. Be sure to keep a photocopy of the front page of your passport at home and in several other places; if you lose your passport, this will help expedite the process of getting a new one.
A scanned copy of your passport can be stored at the Dartmouth College International SOS website. Please log on to the ISOS website using the Dartmouth College group membership number (11BSGC000018) and follow the link “Activate your Emergency Record.”