Programs AvailableInternational Programs are developed to provide Naval Academy graduates who are:
- Adaptable individuals who understand and appreciate global and cross-cultural dynamics.
- Effective communicators.
- Technically and academically proficient professionals with a commitment to continual learning.
- Critical thinkers and creative decision makers with a bias for action.
- Information concerning the any of the following programs may be requested from the Director, International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Semester Study Abroad Program
Semester Study Abroad Programs are available for all languages taught at U.S. Naval Academy - Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Midshipmen in their junior year or first semester of their senior year are eligible to compete for these opportunities. For the 2022-2023 academic year, 102 Midshipmen studied abroad in 22 countries.
Language Immersion Programs
The U. S. Naval Academy, through the Language and Cultures Department, sponsors various language study programs abroad to support further language development and proficiency. These four to six-week programs take place during the summer and may include university summer sessions, study tours, and exchange visits with foreign navies.
Professional Training with Foreign Navies
In addition to the academic year preparation, each Midshipman is required to participate in hands-on professional development training. Many opportunities exist for Midshipmen to participate with foreign navies on Tall, Training or fleet ships.
Four Year Program
U.S. Code Title 10 allows for up to 60 students to be enrolled from foreign countries to attend the Naval Academy for a four year education. The Department of Defense selects and notifies the countries that may nominate candidates. Selection of nominees to attend the Naval Academy is made by the Naval Academy International Admissions Board in the April time frame. This program has existed since 1863 and there have been 663 graduates from 93 countries. Currently, 58 foreign nationals from 27 countries are studying as Midshipmen.
Information concerning the application procedures for foreign nationals may be requested from the Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in your home country.
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