Cultural Immersion

For US military officers, living in a foreign culture as an Olmsted Scholar delivers two years of constant surprises, intimidating at first then exhilarating. Overcoming challenges, large and small, develops a new kind of confidence that never goes away.

Years later, Scholars recognize that they earned their readiness to face the unknown from the Olmsted experience.

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“The greatest leaders must be educated broadly.” General George Olmsted

Olmsted Foundation Active Duty Directors are serving in their personal capacity and do not represent their service or the Department of Defense.