I am too young to enter the academy the year I graduate so I am hoping to spend the year studying abroad with the National Security Language Initiative (a scholarship from the Department of State). I believe the nomination is the one step of this application process which would cause difficulty. I can get all forms and medicals dont in the summer before I leave but I heard that the interviews are in the fall. Has anyone done an interview over the phone or skype for their nomination? Is this allowed? Or is there a different procedure for those not living within the US who can not get to their representative? Thank You!