Project Global Officer

project go

The Defense Critical Language & Culture Program at the University of Montana is proud to offer the Project GO (Global Officer) scholarship to eligible ROTC Cadets. Project GO is a nationwide program providing a study abroad experience training in critical languages, exclusively on the languages of Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, and African countries for ROTC Cadets. Eligibility is contingent upon contract status and fulfilling language pre-requisites. The ROTC Cadet must be in either a contracted status or will become contracted before graduation.

The University of Montana offers:

  • On-line full semester program: ROTC students spend the semester learning the target language and culture of the region. The course will be delivered through video teleconference software (VTC), allowing student to have face-to-face interaction with instructors while studying from their current location. To learn more about the VTC classroom environment, watch our video
  • Two Project GO summer programs: Our summer programs consist of a domestic and study abroad program, placing a high emphasis on fluency in the language and cultural understanding.

2014 Student Project GO video

What does the Project GO scholarships include?

  • Tuition and academic fees
  • Housing for domestic and study abroad session
  • Meal allowance
  • Travel expenses 
  • Text books
  • Visa application fees

Who is eligible for the Project GO scholarship program?

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program located within the United States accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Contracted or non-contracted AROTC, AFROTC, NROTC student on track to commission through ROTC from any university or college in the U.S.
  • Project GO scholarship recipients must be members of the ROTC and remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete
  • The applicant may not be employed, including unpaid internships, by the U.S. Federal Government or any foreign government while receiving Project GO funding

Participants do not need to be University of Montana ROTC students/cadets

What is the selection criteria? 

  • Academic merit
  • Language experience
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to Project GO goals
  • Diversity

How do I apply?

  • Online applications are due by:
    • Summer domestic program deadline: February 1, 2016
    • 2016 Spring Sememster deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Project GO participates may be eligible for language training incentive pay. Please contact your ROTC unit for more details.
  • There are a limited number of available openings, thus we encourage you to apply early.
  • If you have any questions regarding the programs or application process, please contact the respective program coordinator.

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Contact

Xin Bu - Project GO ~ China
Defense Critical Language and Culture Program
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
The University of Montana
2675 Palmer Street, Suite D
Missoula, MT 59808
Office: (406) 243-3628
xin.bu@mso.umt.edu

Sang-hyup Lee - Project GO ~ Korea
Defense Critical Language and Culture Program
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
The University of Montana
2675 Palmer Street, Suite D
Missoula, MT 59808
Office: (406) 243-3619
sanghyup.lee@mso.umt.edu

Mark Saichompoo
Master Sergeant (Retired)
Manager, Field Operations and Business Development
Defense Critical Language and Culture Program
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
The University of Montana
2675 Palmer Street, Suite D
Missoula, MT 59808
Office: (406) 243-3655
mark.saichompoo@mso.umt.edu

Shaima Khinjani
Manager, Academic Programs
Defense Critical Language and Culture Program
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
The University of Montana
2675 Palmer Street, Suite D
Missoula, MT 59808
Office: (406) 243-3602
shaima.khinjani@mso.umt.edu