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International Cadets: Life at ANA

International Students at Army and Navy Academy Boarding School in California

Being an international Cadet at Army and Navy Academy is a life-changing experience. Cadets come from 25 countries and 14 different U.S. states, making ANA a microcosm of the world. You'll learn global studies firsthand through daily interactions, classroom studies, team-building activities, leadership training, sports, and extracurricular activities.

Most of our international Cadets attend the Academy in order to prepare for university and to improve their English skills. They also see great value in the ethics, leadership training, and self-knowledge acquired at ANA. International Cadets graduate with more confidence, better communication skills, independence, and resiliency. 

Our international Cadets attend U.S. colleges and universities after graduating; however, some attend colleges abroad. While some students become naturalized, others return home to forge their careers. The Academy has a legacy of educating future leaders in the fields of business, law, medicine, engineering, the arts, and government.

The days at the Academy are challenging, but balanced by intellectual, physical, and social activities. Waking up early, attending class, going to tutorial after school, then enjoying athletics all make for a rigorous day. At the end of the day, Cadets go to dinner, relax, then study in the evenings. After study time, Cadets prepare for the next day, including uniform and barrack inspections.

Admission Information

Who is an international Cadet? Non-U.S. citizens, as well as those residing in the U.S. with a Green Card, are considered international students.

ESL: The academic year begins with the ESL Accelerator course, which helps new Cadets acclimate to the campus and work on improving their English language and comprehension skills.  A full-year ESL class is required for all new international Cadets. The only exception is for students with an advanced command of the English language as evidenced by their TOEFL scores and Skype interviews.

Entrance Requirements: To be accepted to the Academy, high school applicants should receive a TOEFL iBT 52 or above. We also accept SSAT scores and prefer applicants in the 2000+ range.

For middle school students, we prefer a score of TOEFL Junior 750+; however, we do exercise flexibility with applicants entering the middle school.

A Skype interview is also required for all grades.

We are seeking international students with a high commitment to attend, with strong academic records, and a respectful attitude.

Weekends and Holidays: During the weekends, we offer a variety of activities like going to the beach, watching movies, playing games and sports, and visiting theme parks and museums.  In addition, there is a spring trip abroad every year.  For holidays, all Cadets must go home or stay with their local contact. The Academy is within 45 minutes of an international airport and there's a transit system just a few blocks off campus.

Looking for more information? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Contact Information

Victor Traycey
International Admission Counselor
Phone: 760.547.5285
Fax: 760.434.5948


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Fall Application Deadline: March 31st

Spaces are filling quickly! We strongly encourage you to apply by this date.

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Tuition & Fees

2015 - 2016 Tuition:

Returning Cadets$39,400**


  • Tuition ($36,500)
  • Room/Board
  • Books
  • Uniforms
  • Laundry
  • Incidentals
  • Health Insurance
New Cadets        $46,650**


  • Tuition ($36,500)
  • Room/Board
  • Books
  • Uniforms
  • Laundry
  • Incidentals
  • Health Insurance
  • ESL Three-Week
  • ESL Class
  • New Student Fee

Early Decision Discount: $1500 applied towards boarding tuition.

*Contract and first payment must be received no later than May 15, 2015

Additional Notes:

ESL Fees may be waived for students not taking ESL Class and/or ESL Accelerator.

**Total costs may vary due to incidentals and bookstore charges.