Arrival Information

International Students at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) require a focus on different arrival information than resident domestic students, from passports to air travel to housing to driving permits. New students will attend a multi-day introduction to the mission of the NWC, with an emphasis on everyday services such as schools, banking, insurance, transportation, and shopping.

Students of U.S. Naval War College’s 2019 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony on Dewey Field in Newport, R.I., June 14.

Arrival Information During COVID-19

All students arriving from outside the U.S. will immediately enter a 14-day Restriction of Movement status, also known as quarantine, on Newport Naval Station and will be billeted in Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, the Navy Lodge, or assigned Balfour Beatty Communities housing.

Students must arrive with enough financial resources (approximately $2000 USD) in hand to support themselves for at least six weeks due to possible delays in administrative services.

Quarantine Restrictions

While in quarantine, all students must remain in their rooms and maintain strict social distancing protocols. Meals will be coordinated by the staff of International Programs. For students arriving from a previous duty station inside the U.S. with authorized dependents, everyone must immediately enter the required 14-day quarantine status and remain in their homes.

After the Mandatory Quarantine

After the mandatory 14-day quarantine, students will be free to travel in the local area and participate in social, sporting and cultural activities in accordance with the prevailing COVID-19 health regulations promulgated by Naval Station Newport and Rhode Island. Social distancing will be practiced throughout the academic year.