Project Global Officer (Project GO)
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. Sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education, Project GO provides institutional grants to U.S institutions of higher education with large ROTC student enrollments and to the nation's Senior Military Colleges. In turn, these institutions provide language and cultural training to ROTC students from across the nation, funding domestic and overseas ROTC language programs and scholarships. Working in support of Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC Headquarters, Project GO facilitates collaborative efforts both among universities and ROTC leadership.
Since 2007, Project GO institutions have provided over 4,500 domestic and overseas summer scholarships to ROTC students for critical language study. Project GO has strengthened university infrastructure in the critical languages and created venues for communication amongst ROTC leadership and university personnel.
For more on Project GO, please visit their website here.
Project GO through the UC Davis ROTC
Here at UC Davis ROTC we send Cadets every year on Project GO missions. If you are interested in hearing a first hand experience of this incredible program, please watch the video below to learn more about Cadet Emily Xie's experience with Project GO in Shanghai, China.