Southern Oregon University observes International Education Week starting Monday, Nov. 13, with a variety of events to celebrate international student diversity and promote study-away opportunities. The week will culminate with an extra day with extended hours of U.S. passport services on Friday for SOU and local community members.

SOU’s officially designated Passport Acceptance Facility, operated by the Office of International Programs in Room 322 of the Stevenson Union, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, for the special passport application day. Normal weekly hours of operation for the facility — which is open to the public — are 9 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

International Education Week activities kick off with representatives of the university’s Study Abroad Program answering questions and offering information from noon to 1 p.m. Monday and in the Stevenson Union lobby, near the bookstore. They'll offer the Q&A opportunity again Wednesday at the same time and place.

An open house at the Office of International Programs is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room 322 of Stevenson Union. A “Study Away” information session with past participants in the Study Abroad Program will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the third floor of McLoughlin Hall in the North Campus Village student housing complex.

SOU’s French Club will present its French Film Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 313 of the Stevenson Union.

More information is available from the Office of International Programs, at 541-552-6336.