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United States Coast Guard Academy wants you (Haitian)

Opportunity knocks for some young Haitian men and women. United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) in New London, Connecticut, is now looking for candidates for the Class of 2020 International Cadet program. However, the requirements are stringent. You must be between the ages of 17 and 23, single (not married), have no children, be an High school graduate, proficient in English and be physically fit. The Coast Guard Academy offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. This program will provide you with military and leadership training. After graduation, you are expected to return to Haiti and serve in the Garde Cote unit of the Haitian National Police.

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November 30, 2014 Deadline to Submit Application for International Cadet Program

The U.S. Coast Guard runs an International Cadet Program (ICP), which confers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. It is soliciting applications for its 2015 Academic Year via the U.S. Embassy at Port-au-Prince. The Coast Guard Academy (CGA) offers a program in military and leadership training, its curriculum stressing math, science, and engineering courses. Because all classes are taught in English candidates applying to the program must be English proficient.

Eight majors compose the ICP: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Operations Research; Marine and Environmental Sciences; Government; Mechanical Engineering; and Management. Cadets will also learn about navigation, law enforcement, and spend summers on general shipboard and aviation training. During their time at ICP cadets will be required to follow CGA regulations. After earning their degrees candidates are eligible to serve in the Haitian National Police, even the Garde Cote.

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