International Student Check-In

Welcome to Marine Corps University’s International Military Student (IMS) homepage. 

Each year, the Commanding General, Education Command/President, Marine Corps University oversees the administrative support of 140 to 150 IMS attending the many schools, programs and courses within the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) located aboard Marine Corps Base (MCB), Quantico, Virginia. 

This page provides specific information that applies to those IMS who have been selected to attend one of Marine Corps University’s year-long officer professional military education (PME) programs:

  • MCWAR: Marine Corps War College (10 months long, for Lieutenant Colonels)
  • SAW: School of Advanced Warfighting (11 months long, for selected Majors)
  • CSC: Command and Staff College (10 months long, for Majors)
  • EWS: Expeditionary Warfare School (9 months long, for Captains)

IMS attending all other courses aboard MCCDC should contact the Regional IMS Officer at

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