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Are you interested in serving in the U.S. military?  Check this out.  The message blow is excerpted from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Military Options for International Students

International students interested in serving in the military may be eligible for a program called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI). This program allows certain non-citizens who are legally present in the United States and hold critical skills to join the U.S. military. People with critical skills, including physicians, nurses, and experts in certain languages with associated cultural backgrounds, are in great demand.

To apply, students should work with their designated school official (DSO) to understand requirements and complete required forms.

DSOs can use our MAVNI resource page to learn how to handle situations, like if a MAVNI participant leaves basic training to return to school or when to terminate their Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systemrecord. Download a MAVNI guide for DSOs to learn which students can apply.


Below, we compiled info for five U.S. government-run academies.   Check out the eligibility pages to see if you can apply for their programs.