Welcome to Project GO program 2020 at San Diego State University!

Project GO logoProject GO (Global Officers) is a Department of Defense initiative 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;
  • Offering fully online 2-unit conversational courses, designed to sustain language ability, in fall and spring semesters.

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

SDSU Project GO Domestic Program Dates: May 27 - August 7, 2020
SDSU Project GO Overseas Portuguese Program Dates: May 20 - August 8, 2020

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.

2020 SDSU Project GO Domestic Program Dates: May 29 - August 9, 2019. 

  • Session 1: May 27 - June 12, 2020
  • Session 2: June 15 - July 1, 2020
  • Session 3: July 6 - July 22, 2020
  • Session 4: July 23 - August 7, 2020

* Scholarship students must attend all 4 sessions

Domestic Project GO Programs 2020: Applications Open October 1, 2019

  • Application Deadline: February 17, 2020
  • Applicant Notification: March 14, 2020
  • Student Decision: March 22, 2020
  • Waitlist Notification: March, 26
  • 2019 Domestic Applications open October 2019

Overseas Project GO Programs 2020: Applications open October 2019

  • Application Deadline: January 13, 2020
  • Applicant Notification: February 13, 2020
  • Student Decision: February 20, 2020
  • Waitlist Notification: February 25, 2020
  • 2020 Overseas Applications open October 2019

Watch the Project GO and Summer Intensive Promo Video

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portuguese students

Chinese class

Arabic cooking

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