Welcome to Project GO Program 2022 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, Chinese-Mandarin, 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 25 - August 5, 2022
SDSU Project GO Overseas Portuguese Program Dates: May 25 - August 5, 2022

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, Chinese-Mandarin, Portuguese, and Portuguese Study Abroad. Learn more about the summer intensive programs by navigating to the language program.

SDSU Project GO Hybrid Domestic Program 2022: May 25 - August 5, 2022.
  • Session 1: May 25 - June 10, 2022 (at SDSU)
  • Session 2: June 13 - June 29, 2022 (at SDSU)
    • Travel home: July 1, 2022
  • Session 3: July 5 - July 19, 2022 (online)
  • Session 4: July 20 - August 5, 2022 (online)

* Scholarship students must attend all 4 sessions

Domestic Project GO Programs 2022: Applications Open October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2022
  • Applicant Notification: March 10, 2022
  • Student Decision: March 17, 2022
  • Waitlist Notification: March 18, 2022
Overseas Project GO Programs 2022: May 25 - August 5, 2022

The SDSU Project GO Portuguese overseas program is for intermediate and advanced Portuguese learners. Summer language courses are intensive, with three to four credits of Portuguese taught in each session. Student will live with a host family and are provided access to additional homework assistance, conversation partners, and excursions with the SDSU Language Mentor. The program provider, USAC, will help coordinate travel, visa, insurance, homestay, and courses. Learn more on the SDSU Project GO Overseas Page or at https://usac.edu/study-abroad-programs/brazil/florianopolis/about

Overseas Project GO Programs 2022: Applications open October 2021
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2022
  • Applicant Notification: February 15, 2022
  • Student Decision: February 22, 2022
  • Waitlist Notification: February 24, 2022

Watch the Project GO and Summer Intensive Promo Video

SDSU Project GO Promo Video

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