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International Day at Naval Postgraduate School

International Day, April 27, 2019, noon to 4 p.m., is a rare opportunity for the general public to enjoy the Naval Postgraduate School campus. It’s also one of Bicycling Monterey’s favorite events!
  • Event admission is free.
  • All persons age 18+ must show government-issued photo ID at the gate.
  • Foods from nearly thirty countries will be available for purchase. Food tickets are $1 each, or purchase 22 tickets for $20.
  • This celebration of culture and diversity includes live music and dance performances.
  • Consider using active transportation (i.e., biking, walking, skateboarding, scooting) to reach the NPS campus. If your point of departure means your schedule and stamina don’t allow biking all the way, consider a bike-and-ride option.

  • The NPS campus is  near the City of Monterey’s section of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail.

  • For Monterey County bike map, click here.
  • International Day is held on the NPS Academic Quad.
Bicycle helmets for all ages are required on the Naval Postgraduate School campus—for civilians as well as for military personnel.
Bicycle parking on the NPS campus is restricted to bike racks/corrals. There are good bicycle parking facilities in various locations around the NPS campus, as pictured in this post’s photos (above and below), provided courtesy of Joe Strunk.
Note that usual protocol for the NPS campus includes that “bicyclists are required to pass through the entrance gates while on the road. Sidewalks shall be reserved for pedestrians traveling on foot.” (Source:
For a related post on this site, see “Language Resources and Celebrations, plus Guess-Their-Country Game.
For some of the posts on this site that include the Naval Postgraduate School or the NPS Foundation Cycling Club, click here.


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At International Day, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey on 4/27: a warm U.S. Navy welcome for Selwa Said, widow of the late Kamil Said, who taught Middle Eastern history at NPS. In 1947, Kamil also founded the Arabic Department at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, then known as the Army Language School. Type his name in the search window at to learn more. You’ll find Selwa Said on too. A widely renowned teacher of Effective Communication and Relationship Building, she was honored in 2015 as one of the Outstanding Women of Monterey County. #InternationalDay #AllOnePeople #navalpostgraduateschool #nps #internationalstudents #internationalrelations #internationalfriends #MiddleEasternHistory #history #communicationskills #relationshipbuilding #women #OutstandingWomen #Professor #Teacher #DefenseLanguageInstitute #DLI #ArmyLanguageSchool #USNavy #USArmy #Monterey #bikemonterey #wheelchairlife # #womenhelpingwomen #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #womenofcolor #militarywomen #navysecurityforces #unitedstatesnavy

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This post was published on 14 April 2019. One or more changes last made to this post on 2 February 2020.

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