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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Project GO for ROTC Students

Sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)

Study Abroad Scholarships for ROTC Students of

*Arabic & Russian*

**The application window for PG summer abroad prpgrams in Georgia and Morocco is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest!!**

Project 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, focusing exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia and Africa.

Project GO provides scholarships to ROTC students to study critical languages domestically and abroad via a network of 25 participating universities nationwide.

**Study abroad program & most travel costs are covered by Project GO**

(Non-program related expenses are not covered)

For more about Project GO, please visit their website at

Quick Facts:
  • Students are expected to have taken the equivalent of four semesters (12 credits) of the same critical language to be eligible for the study abroad program.
  • UT students can complete their language requirement in one year - students new to the language chosen, enroll in the Project GO Academic Year Program and take intensive (6-hour) language classes in the Fall and Spring semesters. They receive additional support from a graduate student mentor

, which is paid for by the program.
  • All eligible ROTC students (UT and non-UT) can apply to participate in a Project GO Summer Program abroad,
 consisting of 8-weeks in Georgia or Morocco, and includes language courses and a rich cultural program.
  • Students gain proficiency in one of three State Department-defined “strategic” languages.
  • Students new to the language should achieve a third-year equivalency by the end of the summer of participation.
Who is Eligible to Apply:
  • Project GO programs are open to both contracted and non-contracted ROTC students with the intent and ability to commission.
  • ROTC students on active duty or recently commissioned (not yet on active duty) may participate in domestic programs only.
  • All participants must be US citizens.
  • Students commissioning through OTC/OCS or the Service Academies are not eligible.
  • Students commissioning or graduating prior to the start of a Project GO Study abroad program must delay both graduation and commissioning until after they return to the US. See your ROTC unit for advice.
For updates on eligibility criteria, please check
During the Academic Year, UT-Austin Project Students Must:
  • Enroll in intensive language classes and maintain a “B” average to be eligible for the summer program
  • Meet with an assigned tutor once a week, for one hour
  • Attend at least 2 cultural events related to the language/culture of interest during the academic year
  • Prepare for an all-expense paid 8-week overseas program in Georgia or Morocco
  • Take a language proficiency examination before and after the summer study abroad program

For more information about our program please contact:


Christian Glakas
Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Phone: 512-471-3283 
Office: CAL 528F



Elliott Nowacky
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 512-475-6145
Office: BUR 452



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