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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 $39,985. This includes English as a Second Language (ESL) classes during the school year. An initial uniform fee of $2,698 will also be charged 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. The deposit is non-refundable unless the family shows proof that the student's visa has been denied.

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 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 immediately. Please visit our International Application Checklist & Forms web page for more details.

Please note: There is an I901 fee that must be paid prior to arriving at the embassy or consulate for your F1 visa appointment. Once paid, be sure to keep the receipt and take it to your visa appointment.

Student Insurance

All Riverside cadets are required to have healthcare insurance and up-to-date immunization records. International student tuition covers medical insurance through ISM. Please visit ISM Insurance for more information, or if you have any questions.

Summer School International Cadets - SOAR Cultural Immersion

International students may also register for Riverside's Summer Academic Program, which features an extended Cultural Immersion option.

During this summer program, trips are taken to various regions of the State of Georgia as well as other East Coast states where our international cadets practice conversation skills, reading, and writing in English.


RMA Website - Chinese, Korean, Spanish

RMA Website - Chinese
RMA Website - Korean
RMA Website - Spanish

Some international cadet countries represented at RMA include:

  Angola                        El Salvador             Nigeria                      Trinidad and Tobago                         
  Canada  Guatemala  Senegal  Turkey  
  China  India  South Africa  Vietnam  
  DR Congo  Kazakhstan    Republic of Korea    
  Dominican Republic     Kenya  Spain       
  Egypt   Mexico  Taiwan          

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

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