Information for International Cadets

Once admitted to VMI, the Office of International Programs provides support to all international cadets.

Military Exchange Cadets

Military exchange students come to VMI from military academies and visit for one or two semesters as part of a formal exchange agreement between VMI and their nations' military academies.  They participate in the academic program and may participate in athletics and other extra-curricular activities.

Following the completion of their program at VMI, cadets return to the academy in their home nation. Each year military exchange cadets from France, Germany, and Lithuania spend one or two semesters at VMI.  Follow the link below to set up an account with the Office of International Programs where you can access information designed to help ease your transition.

Four-Year Cadets

International four-year cadets come from many different countries and go through the same rigorous academic, military and athletic program as cadets from the United States.

If you are an incoming international "rat", we have information to help you adjust to U.S. and VMI culture.  Follow the link below to set up an account with the Office of International Programs where you can access information designed to help ease your transition.