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Project Global Officer at Texas A&M

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The key to effective leadership is the ability to effectively communicate within a variety of contexts. Language skills create the foundation upon which all cross-cultural leadership is based. The Project GO Scholarship program at Texas A&M University is designed to develop skills in the critical languages of Russian and Japanese, and these goals are supported by on-campus courses and study abroad programs.


Students in Jordan 2016

The Project Global Officers (Project GO) scholarship program is an initiative of the US Department of Defense sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Project GO is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities through language study scholarships for ROTC students. The program was designed to improve the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers through domestic language study and domestic and overseas language and cultural immersion. Project GO programs focus exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa to provide ROTC students with international skills for effective leadership.


Group of students in China 2016

Scholarship Details

Full funding is offered for study abroad programs focused on intensive language study in Japanese or Russian for summer language immersion study.

Scholarship funds cover the cost of:

  • Transportation to and from the study abroad location
  • Accommodations
  • Field trips and excursions included in the academic program
  • International health insurance
  • Visa application fee
  • Program tuition and fees
  • Any required textbooks

Students exercising in ChinaEligibility Criteria for domestic and/or study abroad

  • Undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through AROTC, AFROTC, NROTC, or PLC
  • US Citizen
  • Any major of academic study
  • Must have completed the first year of language study (for Texas A&M’s programs)

Female student in JordanEligibility Criteria for domestic program only

  • Drilling member of the National Guard or Reserve
  • Newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty
  • Army Green to Gold members

Not Eligible for Project GO

  • Active duty military (not participating in ROTC)
  • Navy Seamen to Admiral Program
  • Officer Candidate School
  • Service academies

Project GO participants agree to abide by the policies of their host institution, home institution, and ROTC program. All PGO participants must:

  • Maintain eligibility for the duration of the Project GO funded experience. See eligibility requirements.
  • Register in the Defense Language and National Security Education Office Student Database prior to the program start date and accurately complete all required fields.
  • Enroll in the U.S. Department of State Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (if applicable).
  • Participate in all required orientation sessions.
  • Complete all required pre and post program- language tests.

How to Apply

  • Discuss the scholarship program and available program options with the Project GO coordinator.
  • Visit the Education Abroad Programs Office and speak with an education abroad adviser about the program dates and the courses you will attend for your study abroad program.
  • Ask your ROTC Commander for a letter of recommendation (link sent from online application).
  • Ask your critical language instructor for a letter of recommendation (link sent from online application).
  • Write required essays (upload to online application).
  • Log on to the application website at:
  • Fill in the application and attach all necessary documents.
  • Complete the Education Abroad program application by the Project GO application due date (if if applicable). The program coordinator will confirm with Education Abroad that students have completed the application. If your application is not submitted, your Project Go application is incomplete and will not be considered for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must have a valid passport with six months validity from departure date or acquire one by March 1, 2022.

Application Deadline

  • For study abroad programs: January 12, 2022
  • For domestic programs: February 22, 2022

For more information, please contact:

Alicia McGirr

Program Coordinator for Project GO.

Phone: (979) 845-2126


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