So how are you expected to find a place to live, establish a financial account with a bank, buy a car, place your children in schools, take care of unexpected medical problems, and get situated in a new country, all at the same time? The answer lies primarily with your sponsors.
Prior to your arrival, you will be assigned a sponsor from either the military or civilian communities. The civilian sponsors are usually a husband and wife team from the Newport community who volunteer to host an international family from the International Programs for the entire year. The military sponsor is an officer stationed here in the local area and is usually married.
Their assistance in getting around Newport, even long after you have arrived, is invaluable. You should establish contact with your sponsor as soon as possible—before you leave your country. Please e-mail IMSO@usnwc.edu
, so we can get you in contact with your sponsors via e-mail.