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Georgia Military College Hosts International Students

Georgia Military College Hosts International Students

Georgia Military College is thrilled to begin the 2022-2023 academic year by hosting international students in both GMC Prep School and the Junior College Corps of Cadets.

This summer, four Georgia Military College Prep School Cadets traveled to the U.K. for a 10-day trip exploring and immersing themselves in another culture as part of our international exchange partnership with the Royal Hospital School (RHS). In return, we welcomed 12 RHS Cadets for a two-week stay. After getting settled into Baugh Barracks, they attended their first day of school as GMC Prep Bulldogs on August 8th. In addition to attending formation, classes, and drill with our Cadets, our GMC Prep Leadership team and teachers hosted lake/pools days, gave tours of Milledgeville, and chaperoned field trips to the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Six Flags over Georgia, and Topgolf in Atlanta.

“I met with the Americans last time they came over to the U.K. and they were lovely so I thought I would take the opportunity I had been given to come see the school for myself,” said RHS Cadet Bertie Rose. “It has been an amazing experience.”

Georgia Military College expanded its international student base at the Main Campus this year, too. Earlier this year, GMC entered its first global military partnership with the Republic of China Air Force Institute of Technology (R.O.C AFIT) and the Army Academy Republic of China (Army Academy R.O.C.) in Taiwan to bring Taiwanese military students to GMC for an exchange student program during the 2022 academic year. One male and one female from each school moved into the barracks last week for an 18-week exchange student program. Along with taking academic courses, these military students have been immersed in the local culture by participating in all Cadet activities and duties as members of our 144th Corps of Cadets. The Cadets ages range from 19 to 22 and when asked about their time at GMC so far, they said some highlights were our physical training program and our cafeteria food, which “always has both sweet and salty options.”

This opportunity is a win-win for both GMC Cadets and the Taiwanese students, providing them both with worldly experience but also lessons that directly contribute towards their development as future leaders in our great nation.

Both exciting partnerships seek to foster an innovative approach to collaboration as it advances the professional knowledge and the cultural competence of all students, faculty, and staff involved.