International Education

The Joint Special Operations University's (JSOU) international education curriculum directly supports the theater special operations commands' (TSOCs) theater campaign support plans. It is designed to employ education as a strategic tool to achieve the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), TSOC, and combatant command objectives and promote a deeper understanding between U.S. and international special operations forces (SOF). With a focus on strategic and operational-level education for our international SOF partners, JSOU provides education on a wide range of topics including planning, irregular warfare, air/maritime integration, combating terrorism, noncommissioned officer development, and interagency programs. We align our educational goals and objectives with the U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) and other national-level guidance to pursue a more sustainable approach that prioritizes targeted counterterrorism operations, collective action with responsible partners, and increased efforts to prevent the growth of violent extremism and radicalization that drives increased threats.

International students may attend select resident and distance learning courses at JSOU as well as mobile education team (MET) events conducted worldwide. All requests for international student attendance at JSOU courses and METs must be coordinated through the Security Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the U.S. Embassy located in the student's respective country.

All INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MUST contact the U.S. Embassy in their Country prior to course registration. If you have any questions, please email us at or call (813) 826-3586 / DSN: 299-3586.