Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education.
Embry-Riddle Project Global Officer (GO) is an eight-week intensive language and cultural immersion program provided to ROTC cadets with a Chinese language or Arabic language focus. Embry-Riddle is proud to have offered a Project GO program since 2009.
Project GO Taiwan
|May 5 - July 2, 2024
|Double-occupancy hotel within walking distance of National Kaohsiung Normal University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
All students in the Chinese language program will be taught by both American and local Taiwanese faculty. Classes will meet four hours each weekday, with tutoring and assignments required outside of the classroom. On the weekend, students will have the opportunity to participate in prearranged weekend trips to the mountains, cultural dwellings, and museums.
Chinese Program Levels
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For students who have completed a minimum of one year of Chinese by May 2024.
|Developing Presentation Skills
|Non Presentation Practice
For students who will have completed a minimum of two years of Chinese by May 2024.
|Introduction to Geography
|Speech in Chinese (Public Speaking Skills)
|Applied Cross Cultural Communication
For students with a minimum of 3 years of Chinese language coursework by May 2024 or Chinese language heritage students*.
|Comparison of Taiwan and China: Listening and Speaking
|Comparison of Taiwan and China: Reading and Writing
Modern China & Taiwan History (Mixed modes of Chinese and English)
*Applicants of the advanced program will be interviewed for their language proficiency by the program director.
Project GO Jordan
|May 7 - July 2, 2024
|Family homestays, two students with each family for the duration of the program
All students in the Arabic language program will be taught by faculty at AmidEast in Amman, Jordan. Classes will meet four hours each weekday, with tutoring and assignments required outside of the classroom. On the weekends, students will have the opportunity to participate in prearranged weekend excursions to locations such as Petra, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and other historical and religious sites.
Arabic Program Levels
|Culture, History and Language*
Financial Details (All programs)
Admitted ROTC students who qualify are guaranteed full scholarships, which include:
- Tuition and fees
- Student lodging (double-occupancy)
- Meal stipend
- Travel to/from study location
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Cultural excursions and activities
The scholarship does not include personal spending money, personal travel, and costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.
During the program dates, including weekends, Project GO does not allow its scholarship recipients to leave the host country.
Non-ROTC students are invited to apply to this program, but the Project GO scholarship is open only to ROTC students.
Check with your respective military branch to learn more about the financial benefits available for studying a critical language.
All applicants must use the Project GO central application system to apply. Please go to Project GO to apply. In addition to completing the application, students will be asked to submit a university transcript, a letter of recommendation from an ROTC officer, and a letter of recommendation from a language instructor. Be sure to ask your commanders and instructors to write recommendations early in the process. Many campuses have staff dedicated to helping scholarship applicants with their essays. Check with your Prestigious Awards and Fellowships office to see what resources they have for you.
- Application Open - Monday, October 2, 2023
- Application Overseas Deadline - January, 18, 2024
You will need a valid passport to travel abroad. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of travel. To participate in ERAU Project GO programs in 2024, your passport cannot expire before November 2024.
Questions and More Information
We are here to answer any questions that you might have regarding the program and application process. The goal of Project GO is "improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers." Our goal is to facilitate your experience—let us know how we can help! If you would like to learn more about Project GO, visit the national Project GO website.