International Fellows Class of 2021 

Dear International Fellow:

Congratulations on your appointment to attend the United States National Defense University (NDU). Your time at NDU will be both rewarding and challenging. You will participate alongside your American classmates in a rigorous year-long academic program
at one of NDU’s colleges: Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, the National War College, the College of International Security Affairs, the Joint Forces Staff College, or the College of Information and Cyberspace. The International Fellows Program (IFP) begins with your arrival in Washington and concludes with graduation in summer 2021.

You will join more than 100 other senior officers from US Partner Nations all over the world during your time here. Fellows are selected and sent to the United States for many reasons, academics being only one. You will live in the United States for eleven months and participate in many different activities during your stay. You will make lifelong friends among the other Fellows, as well as with your American classmates. The International Student Management Office (ISMO) will be your primary point of contact at the university to assist you with your arrival and settlement. We look forward to your participation in the International Fellows Program during the coming year. My staff and I extend a warm welcome to you. We look forward to meeting you and sharing a wonderful learning experience.


AMB Todd Robinson
International Student Management Office
National Defense University