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Participant Requirements - Cape Town Required Materials
All of your materials are submitted electronically through the online application system.
Every BOSP participant must have a signed passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the scheduled return date from the overseas program.
Please scan the passport information page that includes the page with your biometric information and signature. For non-US citizens with passports that have the biometric data on one page and signature on another, please copy them so that both appear on one page.
Upload the scanned passport information page to the online application system. If you did this when you accepted your spot in the program, you’ve fulfilled this requirement. If you did not, you need to upload it to your profile. Go to http://www.stanfordoverseas.com, login, go to the Profile link on the left-hand navigation bar and scroll to the bottom of your profile. Upload a jpg file.
Scan one passport photo* and upload it to your profile (see instructions above to navigate to your profile).
*Quality and size? See photo composition guidelines
Please use the following Passport Photo Requirements to take this photo yourself, and upload that digital photo: http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html
Once on the previous webpage, scroll down to "Want to Take the Photo Yourself?"and click on "Start Photo Tool" to use the Dept. of State's Photo Tool.
PLEASE DO NOT CROP THE PHOTO PRINTED IN YOUR PASSPORT TO USE AS YOUR DIGITAL PHOTO. THIS WOULD PRODUCE AND UN-USABLE PHOTO WITH WATERMARKS COVERING YOUR FACE.
Go to www.stanfordoverseas.com, login and click on the Orientation Form in the upper right-hand corner. This form will collect information concerning contact info, housing and preliminary course interests.
Please note that once you’ve submitted the online orientation form you cannot access it again to make revisions. If you wish to begin the form and complete it at a later time, please press save.