Project Global Officer

Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. NSEP works with the Army, Air Force, Navy ROTCs, and U.S. institutions of higher education, including the Senior Military Colleges. Project GO facilitates collaborative efforts among universities and between universities and ROTC leadership to provide funding for a total of 14 critical languages, including: Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Urdu, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajik), Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Uzbek.


The 24 Project GO institutions are currently offering fully-funded programs in 14 critical languages at home or abroad. Project GO languages now include Indonesian, Japanese, and Portuguese. The application deadlines for 2018 summer programs are: January 25, 2018 (overseas program) and February 20, 2018 (domestic program). Please browse the Project GO website ( for details on programs and eligibility requirements. If you have any questions, please view the FAQs or Contact Us page.

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Higher Education Institution Funding Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the release of application guidelines for the Project GO Chinese overseas program.  Through this solicitation, Project GO is seeking proposals from US institutions of higher education with at least one on-campus ROTC unit to provide quality Chinese overseas language instruction in Taiwan to ROTC students.  The project and application guidelines for this solicitation can be found here as well as the budget template.  Additional information and application guidelines are also available on the Project GO website.  Proposals are due on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 4:30pm (Eastern Time).


Project Global Officer Student

Project Global Officer Student

Through Project Global Officer I studied Russian in Russia. Participating in Project GO has been one of the most eye opening and exhilarating experiences in my life. It allowed me the opportunity to travel internationally and interact with people of a different culture. This experience has enhanced my language learning skills and will serve useful in further learning the language and learning other languages in my future career in the Air Force.

Project Global Officer Student

Project GO Student

I studied Swahili in Kenya through Project Global Officer. Before this program, I had a very sheltered and media-based view of what life was like in Kenya and the rest of Africa, but I now have a drastically different and more accurate view . . . values such as the term "harambee" meaning "to pull together" run their society and I have a high respect for how faithful they remain to these values. This new understanding has given me a determination to become involved in AFRICOM in my military career and become as involved as possible in the humanitarian efforts and improving United States-Africa relations.



For More information about Project GO please visit the Project GO website.