10 U.S. Code § 6957b - Foreign and cultural exchange activities

§ 6957b.
Foreign and cultural exchange activities
(a)Attendance Authorized.—
The Secretary of the Navy may authorize the Naval Academy to permit students, officers, and other representatives of a foreign country to attend the Naval Academy for periods of not more than four weeks if the Secretary determines that the attendance of such persons contributes significantly to the development of foreign language, cross cultural interactions and understanding, and cultural immersion of midshipmen.
(b)Costs and Expenses.—
The Secretary may pay the travel, subsistence, and similar personal expenses of persons incurred to attend the Naval Academy under subsection (a).
(c)Effect of Attendance.—
Persons attending the Naval Academy under subsection (a) are not considered to be students enrolled at the Naval Academy and are in addition to persons receiving instruction at the Naval Academy under section 6957 or 6957a of this title.
(d)Source of Funds; Limitation.—
The Naval Academy shall bear the costs of the attendance of persons under subsection (a) from funds appropriated for the Naval Academy and from such additional funds as may be available to the Naval Academy from a source, other than appropriated funds, to support cultural immersion, regional awareness, or foreign language training activities in connection with their attendance.
Expenditures from appropriated funds in support of activities under this section may not exceed $40,000 during any fiscal year.
(Added Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title V, § 541(b)(1), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4455; amended Pub. L. 113–291, div. A, title V, § 553(b), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3377.)

2014—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–291 substituted “four weeks” for “two weeks”.


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