Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Academy_Questions, Jun 22, 2009.
I was wondering if USNA offers study abroad programs that are NOT language based?
Not sure what you mean by language-based....
2/C mids (juniors) can apply for a semester at a foreign naval or service academy. A current mid will have to chime in with what else is available during the academic year. Just in the last few years, many more opportunities have been added.
i guess i was really looking in terms of summer programs. both usma and usafa have programs where you can go to bases in france, italy, japan, germany, etc; but you don't have to be taking french, italian, japanese, or german, (etc) to get into the program
My 2/c year, foreign meant Canada.
As far as summer training, outside of the language abroad, there will be very little int he way of study abroad that you can actively work for. I can't really remember specifically, but different academic departments or other organizations will offer limited programs, but these are far and away the exception. The average midshipmen does not really have any opportunity for study abroad.
As for summer training, there is the off chance you will get to do overseas cruises. This is pretty random; some people will get a cool cruise every single summer, and some will never, ever get what they asked for.
ok thanks for info
i guess the Navy will decide what's best!
Don't let the Academy or the Navy decide what is best for you. Do some leg work and figure things out for yourself. I was assigned a sub cruise out of Groton and did some asking wandering around in Luce Hall and was able to get it switched to Pearl. My 1/c summer, I went to Sweden for a month on exchange with the Swedish Navy. I spoke no Swedish but they spoke good English and all was well.
Marvin's right - just because what I said is true doesn't mean you can't make it happen.
A simpler way of putting my point would be that if a primary goal of your college experience is study abroad, there are probably better choices than the Academy.
As for none language foreign cruises go find an upperclass who has done one and find out where the foreign programs office is. Go there and get to know the people in the office, they're all pretty nice and there are a lot of oppurtunities out there that are not publicised by the academy or summer programs office.
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