Study Abroad

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  1. waterisbest

    waterisbest Member

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    Can you do a study abroad program if you're in ROTC (Army, specifically)?

    Are there national rules about this, or does it depend on your battalion?

    If you are allowed to do study abroad, you pay tuition for the program, correct? I don't see why ROTC would want to spend more money to send you out of the country...

    Thanks!
     
  2. awhin3

    awhin3 Member

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    I was wondering this same question.
     
  3. DougBetsy

    DougBetsy Member

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    I've heard that battalions prefer for cadets to go abroad in their freshman or sophomore year.

    For my son, I'm going to recommend that he goes the summer before soph year so that he doesn't miss any important exercises or get lazy on PT.
     
  4. Mbeary

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    My PMS mentioned this during the interview. Most cadet's (or at least UIowa cadets) are encouraged to study abroad after their Freshman year, and during the spring of the following year, though I'm not sure how the spring one works out. He also mentioned that the Army can pay for a portion of the trip.
     
  5. GeorgiaMom

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    My D (Army ROTC) is a junior, spending this semester in South Africa. She also spent a summer in Russia. She'll be heading for LDAC this summer after she returns.
     
  6. The OC Josh

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    I e-mailed the ROO at my school about summer programs and he said that if the program is required for my major, the Army will pay for it.
     

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