International students attending the Naval War College participate in a Field Studies Program. The objective of field studies travel is 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.
On Jan. 15, 2010, students from the Naval Command College visited the Rhode Island State House to learn about the functions of state government and discuss issues facing Rhode Island. After a question and answer session with state senators and representatives, the class ate lunch with and heard remarks from Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri. (Photos by John Kurtz)