Why Give?

International Programs

International opportunities broaden students’ horizons by forcing them to step out of their comfort zones and give them different perspectives of the world they will enter as officers. In the 2019-2020 academic year, 335 midshipmen traveled to 40 countries around the world thanks to the generosity of so many alumni and those in the Naval Academy community. This year also marked the largest number of midshipmen to go on a semester study abroad – 94.

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.

Moving forward, IPO will continue to safely navigate the COVID-19 environment for international opportunities, optimistically sending midshipmen abroad again in Spring 2021.

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

For the complete narrative, please review the 2019-20 International Programs Office (IPO) Stewardship Report