Welcome to Project GO Program 2021 at San Diego State University!

Project GO (Global Officers) is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the National Security Education Program and the Defense Language Office, Project GO provides institutional grants to 25 U.S. universities across the country, including five of the six Senior Military Colleges. Working in support of Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC strategies and policies, Project GO facilitates collaborative efforts among universities and between universities and ROTC leadership.

A major obstacle to ROTC students taking courses in critical languages has been the heavy course loads that they typically take each semester, precluding their taking additional courses in language and culture. We address this by:

  • Hosting intensive summer classes to eliminate ROTC students’ scheduling difficulties;
  • Integrating language and culture courses into the Military Science minor;

There are many benefits to participating in Project GO language programs, including:

  • Receiving a fully-funded scholarship for critical language study
  • Improving language proficiency
  • Qualifying for language proficiency bonus pay (*Check with your commanding officer)
  • Opening pathways to new career opportunities that require language and area studies
  • Earning university credits and fulfilling language requirements

More information about Project GO eligibility, opportunities, and benefits can be found at http://www.rotcprojectgo.org/faqs
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Application Dates and Deadlines

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University (SDSU) offers Project GO scholarships to ROTC students to study Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, and Portuguese Study Abroad. Learn more about the summer intensive programs by navigating to the language program.

SDSU Project GO Domestic Program Dates: May 26 - August 6, 2021
SDSU Project GO Overseas Portuguese Program Dates: May 25 - August 5, 2021

Watch the Project GO and Summer Intensive Promotional Video

The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University (SDSU) offers Project GO scholarships to ROTC students to study Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Portuguese Study Abroad, and Russian. Learn more about the summer intensive programs by navigating to the language program.

2021 SDSU Project GO Hybrid Domestic Program
Dates: May 26 - August 6, 2021. (Project GO scholars must attend all sessions)

  • Session 1: May 26 - June 11, 2021 (at SDSU)
  • Session 2: June 14 - June 30, 2021 (at SDSU)
  • Session 3: July 5 - July 20, 2021 (online)
  • Session 4: July 21 - August 6, 2021 (online)

* Scholarship students must attend all 4 sessions
*The proposed hybrid domestic program format of 50/50 in-person/remote is subject to change depending on potential travel and university restrictions as summer 2021 approaches.  The alternative program plan would be a fully online format.  We will keep LARC and Project GO websites and applicants updated with any changes.

Domestic Project GO Programs 2021: Applications Open October 1, 2020

  • Application Deadline: February 17, 2021
  • Applicant Notification: March 11, 2021
  • Student Decision: March 22, 2021
  • Waitlist Notification: March 26, 2021
  • Domestic Application: Click Here

Overseas Project GO Programs 2021: Applications open October 2020

  • Application Deadline: January 13, 2021
  • Applicant Notification: February 13, 2021
  • Student Decision: February 20, 2021
  • Waitlist Notification: February 25, 2021
  • Overseas Application: Click Here

Watch the Project GO and Summer Intensive Promo Video

SDSU Project GO Promotional Video



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