Study Abroad?

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  1. mko1991

    mko1991 Member

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    Can NROTC Midshipmen with scholarships go for study abroad programs?

    If they can, are there certain requirements?

    Much Appreciated
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Suggest you ask this question of your particular school. I know that we allow our AROTC cadets to study abroad, but some schools discourage it.
     
  3. s1732

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    Three mids in my son's unit will be studying abroad next fall. All are International/Area Studies/Language majors in the LREC program. Study abroad is a requirement for their majors.

    All of these mids are sophomores and had to take an additional Naval Science (Engineering 1) last semester since they'll be out of the country the next time this class is offered. My son - who studies at a cross-town affiliate - carried 16 credits at his college and 7 Naval Science credits at the host school. Needless to say, he is happy that the semester is done.
     
  4. Pima

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    I know one at our DS's school that studied abroad for a semester.
     
  5. kpmom2013

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    s1732

    Our DD is interested in the LREC program, but we do no know a lot about it. What school does your DS attend? What does he think of the program? How does he plan to use the program when he graduates? What language is he studying? Did he study the language in high school or is it new to him in college? What country is he visiting? We would appreciate any insight you have gained into the program.
     
  6. Pima

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    Our DS didn't do it, but his friend did. At his college for the scholars program they are expected to do an internship. She did it in France as an international relations major.

    For AFROTC you have to time it right because you need the support of the command and out of sight is out of mind when it comes to meeting boards. She did it in her spring semester of her jr. yr. Again for the AF, you meet your AFSC board Jan. of your jr yr. So, in her case by the time she did this all of her paperwork for the board was already submitted...no harm no foul to her AFROTC and future AF career.

    The problem with foreign exchanges is they do not have ROTC for the most part.

    Your child should talk to unit and ask them directly if they will support this, if they have supported in the past, and if you can speak to cadets/mids that have done it.

    AGAIN...this is why you should always request one on one with the units when you do that college tour. They can provide you with information that is pertinent to your situation.

    Commands love it when they get these requests because their job is to groom future leaders. Part of that is dispelling myths by educating them regarding ROTC at their college. An ROTC unit at PSU is not necessarily going to be the same as the ROTC unit at UMiami. They all have the same foundation of ROTC, but leaders do impact the unit based on the needs of the unit.
     
  7. larry2013

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    At VMI they have a very busy study abroad program - I know cadets from army rotc that do study abroad - usually this semester (rather than fall) and of course during the summer. For the first time the mech eng majors have an oppontunity to study abroad for summer semester (first summer semester late May til late june) - navy nrotc unit has been very encouraging since the engineering programs are so course heavy with little room to fall behind or lighten load (ME's carry 17.5-19 cedit hours each semester).
    My son is NROTC and ME - I know first hand that his unit is delighted that this is available for the first time. There is no NROTC funds for summer study, and will probably not be able to do this summer's active duty, but the unit is supportive for these guys to take this opportunity.
     

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