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. New students will attend a multi-day introduction to the United States, Rhode Island and 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

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.

Updated Pre-departure Testing Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S.

Personnel traveling from overseas locations; as of March 10, 2023 travelers will no longer need to get tested and show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.

Currently the U.S. Naval War College does not require quarantine of personnel, regardless of vaccination status. We ask that all International Military Students provide their vaccination record in accordance with pre-enrollment medical screening guidelines and are available for the U.S. Naval War College medical office to review.

Quarantine Restrictions

Arriving students or family members who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (regardless of vaccination status) are to quarantine for 5-days and remain in their rooms/homes maintaining strict social distancing protocols.

After Quarantine

After completing the 5-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.