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Project GO Taiwan

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.

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Project GO Taiwan

Location Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Language Mandarin Chinese
Dates May 5 - July 2, 2024
Accommodations 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.

LCH 299 Experiencing Taiwan 3 credits
LCH 215 Intermediate Chinese Listening and Reading 3 credits
LCH 210 Chinese Oral Communication 3 credits

For students who will have completed a minimum of two years of Chinese by May 2024.

LCH 309  Introduction to Geography and Its Information Systems 3 credits
LCH 310 Speech in Chinese (Public Speaking Skills) 3 credits
LCH 402 Applied Cross Cultural Communication 3 credits

For students with a minimum of 3 years of Chinese language coursework by May 2024 or Chinese language heritage students*.

LCH 410 Advanced Chinese Listening and Speaking  3 credits
LCH 415 Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing  3 credits
LCH 499

Modern China & Taiwan History (Mixed modes of Chinese and English)

 3 credits

*Applicants of the advanced program will be interviewed for their language proficiency by the program director.

Project GO Morocco

Location Rabat, Morocco
Language Arabic
Dates May 7 - July 2, 2024
Accommodations 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 Morocco. 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 local sites of historical, cultural, and geographical significance such as Fez and Tangier.

Arabic Program Levels

LAR 101 Arabic I 3 credits
LAR 102 Arabic II 3 credits
SS 314 Culture, History and Language* 3 credits
*Course title at AmidEast is Introduction to Arab Culture & Islam
LAR 201 Arabic III 3 credits
LAR 202 Arabic IV 3 credits
HU 323 Arab Culture* 3 credits
*Course title at AmidEast is Arab Culture & Islam II designated as a Community-Based Learning course

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
  • Textbooks
  • Insurance
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Cultural excursions and activities

Scholarship Restrictions

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.

Monetary Incentive

Check with your respective military branch to learn more about the financial benefits available for studying a critical language. 

Application Information

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.

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Contact Us

2nd. Lt. Shian-An Chiou
Project GO Coordinator

Other Questions about Study Abroad?

Sue Macchiarella
Director, Study Abroad & Global Engagement