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International Cadets
The U.S. Coast Guard serves as the model for Coast Guard Services around the world. Since 1971, international cadets have attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to receive technical education and professional training that enables them to provide leadership for the Coast Guard Service of their home nations. To date, over 130 international cadets from 38 countries have graduated from the Coast Guard Academy; 22 International cadets are currently enrolled.

The Academy is a fully resident, military cadet campus. The undergraduate curriculum is heavily oriented toward math, science, and engineering, and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Professional training in subjects such as Leadership, Maritime Law, and Navigation are provided throughout the four-year program.

Formal courses are complemented by a variety of summer programs at Coast Guard units, both afloat and ashore. Cadets enjoy seagoing experiences aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America's Tall Ship, and other operational Coast Guard cutters. 

Contact Your Admissions Officer 

LTJG Ben McIntyre-Coble 

Ben McIntyre-Coble
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG), U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
Title: International Cadet Admissions Officer
Specialty: Defense Readiness
Education: B.S., Intelligence Studies, American Military University
M.S., International Affairs, Salve Regina University
Admissions Tour: July 2015 – June 2018
Stationed in: New London, Connecticut
Learn more about Ben
Office Telephone: (860) 701-6336
Cell: (860) 857-5326

 To be considered for admission, international cadet candidates must meet and/or consider the following requirements:

Basic Requirements