Why Give?

International Programs

International opportunities broaden students’ horizons by helping them to step out of their comfort zones and give them different perspectives of the world they will enter as officers. In Spring 2021, USNA sent 15 midshipmen abroad for the semester– the only service academy to do so. In Summer 2021, 174 midshipmen studied abroad.

Although there were fewer midshipmen who studied abroad this last cycle due to COVID-19 restrictions, IPO continues to seek new partnerships and prepare for the 2021-2022 year. This year they added semester exchanges with counterparts in Australia and Austria – in addition to Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea and Spain.

The program types include:

•  Semester Study Abroad
•  Language immersion programs
•  Cultural opportunities
•  Professional training with foreign navies

The Naval Academy also celebrated becoming the first service academy recognized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators with the 2020 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. This award distinguishes excellence in integrating international education through all facets of college campuses.

IPO can continue to send midshipmen around the world thanks to the generosity of so many alumni and those in the Naval Academy community.

To stay up-to-date on latest news, visit the International Programs Office News.

For a complete narrative, please review the 2020-2021 International Programs Office (IPO) Stewardship Report.