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International Students at RMA

International Admissions Counselor: Kayla Davenport

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The Riverside Military Academy Corps of Cadets represents young men from 27 countries in grades 7-12. The Academy is proud to have a diverse Corps offering many opportunities for young men to learn about other cultures and languages while sharing Cadet Life and esprit de corps!


Tuition for international cadets at Riverside Military Academy is $37,750. This includes English as a Second Language (ESL) classes during the school year. There is an additional initial uniform issue fee of $2,698 for all new cadets. A deposit of $2,500 is due upon acceptance and prior to the issue of the I-20 form. The remaining balance is due on or before registration day. Should the student be unable to enroll, the deposit will be refunded, less a $500 processing fee.

Student Visas

International students must have a student visa to attend Riverside Military Academy. To apply for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate, you must first have a SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)-generated document called an I-20, which is issued by Riverside Military Academy after you have been accepted for admission. Because you will be required to submit the I-20 form when you apply for a visa, we encourage you to begin the application process as quickly as possible. Please visit our International Application Checklist & Forms web page for more details.

Student Insurance

All Riverside cadets are required to have healthcare insurance and up-to-date immunization records. To purchase USA healthcare coverage, please visit ISM Insurance.
International Cadets - SOAR Cultural Immersion

Summer School

International students may also choose to register for Riverside's Summer Academic Program, which features an extended Cultural Immersion option for our international cadets. During this summer program, trips are taken to various regions of the State of Georgia as well as other states where our international cadets practice conversation skills, reading, and writing in English. The final week of the program focuses on Leadership Camp and preparation for Fall semester.

Some international cadet countries represented at RMA include:

  Angola                        Ethiopia              Mexico                     Senegal                          
  Bahamas  Italy  Mongolia  South Africa  
  Cayman Islands   Jordan  Nigeria   Trinidad and Tobago   
  China   Kazakhstan    Panama   Turkey  
  Dominican Republic     Kuwait   Republic of Korea      United Arab Emirates   
  Egypt   Lebanon   Russia   Vietnam        

International cadets comprise 25% of the RMA Corps of Cadets!

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