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230920-N-QQ548-1055 MILLINGTON, Tenn. (September 20, 2023) Darryl Blackmon, deputy director for outreach and diversity, poses for a photo with international students from Manpower Personnel Training and Education at Commander, Navy Recruiting Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Priestley)
As soon as your country has confirmed the identity of the student(s) attending a course, please contact the “NITC International Military Student Officer (IMSO)” through our contact form with:
  • name
  • email address
  • any other personal contact information that will assist us in helping with arrival preparations
NITC welcomes the opportunity to start communicating with the student prior to arrival in Pensacola.  Please use our contact form and select “NITC International Military Student Officer (IMSO)” as the recipient.
Uniforms and Civilian Attire
  • Students should bring appropriate civilian attire and service uniforms.
  • Working uniforms are worn in class and on academic visits to facilities/ installations.
  • There is no need to bring any type of service dress uniform.
  • Casual civilian attire is worn for some Field Studies Program trips.
Pensacola Weather
  • Spring - March through April and averages between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius.
  • Summer - June through September and generally averages between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius with a fair amount of humidity.
  • Fall/Autumn - October and November averages between 21 and 26 degrees Celsius.
  • Winter - December through February and averages between 16 and 21 degrees Celsius. Weather will be generally mild but there may be some cold spells.
Living Allowances
If course participants are authorized to receive Temporary Living Allowance (TLA), they should be provided $1,500 advance prior to departing for the U.S.  It may take up to two weeks to process a student’s funding after arrival in Pensacola.
Students driving privately owned vehicles or rental vehicles should familiarize themselves with state laws for requirements on drivers licensing, insurance, and registration of vehicles. (Military installations require all of these to be up to date and in compliance with state laws.)
Resource: Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: Driver Licenses & ID Cards/Visiting Florida Frequently Asked Questions
If a participant is authorized to bring dependents, please provide names and ages of any children in advance.
Class Trips
Students, if possible, should have a small overnight bag so that they can easily take class trips throughout the region. They will also need to have a driver’s license or military I.D with Date of Birth on it.
Cell Phones
SIM cards for cell phones are available on NAS Pensacola at the local Navy Exchange.  However, students should ensure beforehand that their phones will accept U.S. service provider SIM cards before purchase.
Electricity in the U.S.
Students will need electrical adapters to 110 VAC.
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