Post script from Newport, Rhode Island, USA – Navy War College & Ukrainian Student

The U.S. Naval War College* in Newport, Rhode Island, was established1884. The college brings 100 to 150 foreign officers to the U.S. from around the world annually, including military officers from Ukraine.

The Naval War College International Military Student Office (IMSO) manages the NWC sponsor program, which Merrilee Zellner, author of this blog, participates in regularly. One of the main purposes of the volunteer sponsor program is to “….provide a level of exposure to American life and culture that complements the official academic and social program for the course.”**

This program enriches both the lives of the sponsors, through interaction with special people from around the world who are serving their country, and the students they sponsor.

CDR Burdov Mykola from Ukraine and his sponsor Merrilee Zellner, at the Naval Staff College International Cuisine Night, November 1, 2019.

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* http://www.usnwc.edu

** http://www.usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Academic-Departments/International-Programs-Department

11 thoughts on “Post script from Newport, Rhode Island, USA – Navy War College & Ukrainian Student

  1. Merrrilee,
    How sweet of you. Thank you for sharing this. Thanks for supporting Ukraine and for your Ukraine adventure.
    God bless, Guines

  2. Nice post, Merrilee, thank you! Such rewarding work! Lee

    On Sun, 3 Nov 2019 at 20:48, Merrilee’s Adventure travel in Europe 2018 & 2019 wrote:

    > Merrilee posted: “The U.S. Naval War College* in Newport, Rhode Island, > was established1884. The college brings 100 to 150 foreign officers to the > U.S. from around the world annually, including military officers from > Ukraine. The Naval War College International Military ” >

  3. Hello, dear Merrilee!

    Its nice to hear from you such a good news! Mykola is Lucky to have you as a sponsor. Hope you have a fine time at home.

    This year we have unusual warm autumn and the colors of trees still feast our eyes. My days are busy but i’m OK.

    Best wishes from in Kyiv (Kiev)

    1. Hi Irena, my charming Servas host in Kyiv (Kiev)!

      How lovely to hear from you. I was very pleased when I heard I would be sponsoring a Navy War College student from Ukraine this year. Mykola is a very serious student, and the NWC keeps him busy. But we still manage to get together occasionally – which is always delightful.

      Our leaves are just past their peak here in Rhode Island. It was a lovely fall.

      Thank you for keeping in touch. My best wishes go with you and your fascinating country.

      Merrilee

  4. Hi Merrill!

    What a blessing you are!! This is your “Little Sister” from NYC Felicia. I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs. I would love to reconnect.

    – Felicia 💕

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