project go students

Project Global Office (GO) is a Department of Defense initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities through language study for ROTC students. 

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 1, 2023
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 2023.

Course information for this level is not yet available. We will update this website as soon as courses are confirmed. Please check back here again before you submit your application.

For students who will have completed a minimum of two years of Chinese by May 2023.

There are three courses (9 credits): 

  • Speech
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Introduction to Geography

For students with a minimum of 3 years of Chinese language coursework by May 2023 or Chinese language heritage students*.

There are three courses (9 credits):

  • Modern China & Taiwan History
  • Reading Strategies
  • History & Culture of Taiwan

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

Project GO Jordan

Location Amman, Jordan
Language Arabic
Dates May 6 - July 1, 2023
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 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

Beginner (Year 1 on the Project GO website). Students applying for the Jordan program are not required to have completed any previous Arabic coursework.

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.

The application opens on October 3, 2022. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST, January 17, 2023.

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 2023, your passport cannot expire before November 2023.

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.

Project Go

Contact Us

Aaron Yu
Project GO Coordinator
Dr. Aaron Clevenger
Assistant Provost and Dean of International Programs

Other Questions about Study Abroad?

Sue Macchiarella
Office of Global Engagement