On February 16, the Superintendent of the Portuguese Naval Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Portuguese Naval School (Escola Naval) and the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), which covers the exchange of Escola Naval cadets and USNA midshipmen, as well as instructors and curriculum. The USNA Superintendent will sign the MOU when the original is received in Annapolis.
The first exchange of students is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2016, and will include two students from the USNA and two from the Escola Naval participating in the six month exchange program. This marks the first such exchange between the two schools.