International Programs at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) directly support the development of robust global maritime partnerships. We emphasize the “Newport Connection” to enhance trust and confidence and also promote cooperation among partner nations. World events confirm the value of developing and maintaining such friendships. We offer support services to all of our students, including an orientation program and access to a writing center. Our library is open 24/7.
Naval Command College (NCC) Click to Open
U.S. Naval War College welcomes senior officers from navies around the world to its Naval Command College. Since its founding in 1956, more than 2,100 officers from 91 nations have completed the program, with more than half reaching flag rank. NCC alumni include ministers of defense, ambassadors, heads of state, and heads of services. Visit NCC
Naval Staff College (NSC) Click to Open
The Naval Staff College is a professional development program designed for intermediate officers from navies around the world. Each year, we bring together a group of distinguished professionals from diverse cultures who share maritime traditions, experiences, and challenges. Our graduates increase rank in their respective navies, and more than 136 have become chiefs of service. Visit NSC
After graduation, NWC continues to strengthen friendship and cooperation by sponsoring periodic alumni regional symposia to further promote multilateral relationships, cooperation, and exchange of ideas and to give Navy regional commanders a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with these distinguished military leaders.
Field Studies Program Click to Open
International Officers attending the Naval War College benefit from a vibrant “Field Studies Program” that involves travel to illustrate how the United States functions in all respects including democratic ideals of elected government, internationally recognized human rights, free enterprise, judicial system, industry, diversity of society, press, political parties and interest groups, media, and civil-military relations.
Luncheons, dinners, or presentations are hosted by the Navy League of the United States chapters in Newport, New York, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Phoenix. Local clubs, including the Lions Club, the Dunes Club, and the Quindecim Club, host functions for international officers and their spouses to familiarize them with Americans and American life.
Alumni Newsletters and Professional Writing Click to Open
International Programs publishes alumni newsletters and professional writing which rounds out a robust engagement program designed to further develop the professional relationships formed in Newport to enhance trust and confidence and promote continuing cooperation. For more publications please visit our Publications section. See Publications
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Events & Gatherings
Many events are organized by the international colleges’ staffs to familiarize the students and their families with aspects of customs and culture in the United States. In addition, international students are encouraged to sponsor cultural events that showcase their nations’ culture, traditions, food, and dress. The President, Provost, Dean of Students, and Dean of International Programs participate in many of these cultural and social events. The international colleges encourage an informal, voluntary program of “in home entertaining,” wherein intermediate international officers invite their classmates and families to their homes to share a bit of their country’s food, culture, history, and hospitality in a relaxed setting.All News & Media