News: Project Global Officer: Scholarships & Study Abroad Opportunities

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Posted June 22, 2020

Overview 

Project Global Officer is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense aimed at improving the critical-language skills, regional expertise and intercultural competence of future military officers. As an institutional partner through this national program, Georgia Tech’s School of Modern Languages administers Project GO scholarships for ROTC students to participate in its unique 8-10 week Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) overseas immersion programs.  

Georgia Tech’s summer study abroad programs offer 9 to 12 hours of course credit and are taught in the foreign language through content focused on historical development, current issues and the business culture of the host country. Programs are available for 2nd through 4th year of study and include cultural excursions, professional visits, fieldwork and, in some cases, homestay experiences. Students visit a mix of commercial and governmental institutions and NGOs to gain a heightened understanding of business operations as well as new cultural perspectives on issues of sustainable development. 
 

Benefits of Project Global Officer at Georgia Tech 

  • Earn college credit and increase language proficiency, regional knowledge and intercultural competence through intensive experience in Japanese, Korean or Russian. 

  • Begin study at GT in another critical language, such as Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Portuguese, Persian, or Swahili and advance your proficiency in overseas study through another Project GO institution.   

  • Potentially qualify for language-study incentives through GT’s ROTC program – Students should  discuss opportunities with their ROTC advisor 

  • Through GT’s unique LBAT programs, access career opportunities and enhance traits and competencies critical to the mission of the Armed Services. 

 

Full Scholarships 

Georgia Tech Project GO scholarships fund ROTC students to participate in Georgia Tech study-abroad programs in Japanese, Korean and Russian at various levels. Scholarships cover tuition and fees, airfare, room and board, books, insurance and more. 

ROTC students are also eligible to apply to other Project GO universities for fully-funded study abroad in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian and Portuguese.  

To learn more please visit: www.rotcprojectgo.org 

 

Testimonials 

Students who have participated in Georgia Tech’s study abroad program emphasize that aside from language and cultural proficiency they have gained in such skills as adaptability, time management, self awareness and situation sensitivity. 

"Project GO is an excellent opportunity to improve not only language skills, but also cultural awareness and personal resilience. All of these skills - tangible and intangible - are vital in the development of the next generation of military officers. I strongly recommend participating in this program to anyone who is able!"  

- Bowe Andrews, Russian LBAT 2018, Project GO alumnus 

"My Project GO experience in South Korea allowed me to understand the culture and people of South Korea far beyond what I would have had I not gone on this program.  Not only did I discover so much about this fascinating country, but in having to explain in my culture and language to others, I truly learned more about my own culture and society.  In addition to these incredible benefits, the challenge of being immersed in and adapting to a totally unfamiliar environment fostered greater confidence and problem solving skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my life." 

- Thomas Williamson, Korean LBAT 2019, Project GO Alumnus 

 

Eligibility 

Army, Air Force, and Navy/Marine ROTC students of any major from any university in the U.S., may apply to the Georgia Tech Project GO program provided they are U.S. citizens and meet the following eligibility requirements. 

  • Contracted or non-contracted AROTC, AFROTC, NROTC student on track to commission through ROTC.  

  • Matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.  

  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply. For more information, please visit www.rotcprojectgo.org 

How to Apply 

For more information about the Georgia Tech Project GO program, LBAT immersion programs, or to apply for a Georgia Tech Project GO scholarship, please visit: modlangs.gatech.edu/projectgo 

Contact For More Information

Anugraha Babuji
Student Assistant for the School of Modern Languages