Emily was reviewing her class load for her junior year of college. While meeting with her university advisor, she noticed a poster on the wall advertising travel abroad study opportunities and foreign exchange student programs. She had already taken foreign language classes in high school and her freshman and sophomore years at university, so she could speak Spanish fluently and had a rather good grasp of French.
She asked her advisor if she qualified for the travel abroad programs and what was needed to apply. Her advisor said due to her good grade point average she did indeed qualify and gave her a brochure detailing where the study abroad opportunities were located, along with what was required to apply for each one.
Michael had been pressuring his parents to get his driver’s license as soon as he turned 16. He had worked hard at school to maintain decent grades, participated in various social activities, played sports, and still had time for a part time job. He really needed his license, as it would help take the burden off his parents of having to shuttle him to and from afterschool events, games, and his job.
His parents insisted he complete driver’s education training, so he could have some experience on the road before getting his learner’s permit and driver’s license. When Michael and his mom went to sign him up for driver’s education, they discovered at some point they would need Michael’s birth certificate in order for him to obtain his learner’s permit and driver’s license.