Project Global Officer (GO)

APPLY NOW for our Spring Academic Year Program!

*Spring 2020: New Student Application for UA Project GO* -CLICK HERE

University of Arizona ROTC Students Enrolled in Arabic Receive:

*FREE Tutoring!

*FREE Language Partners!

*FREE Cultural Activities!

*Access Scholarship Opportunities!


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Academic Year Project GO

Summer Arabic at the University of Arizona

Summer in Morocco



Project GO is a nationwide program providing training in selected strategic languages for ROTC students at 18 universities in the United States. The University of Arizona is proudly one of the few to provide Arabic language and culture training. 

Project GO is coordinated by the School of Middle Eastern North African Studies (MENAS) and draws upon this department's expertise. MENAS cooperates with the leadership of each ROTC service branch represented at UA, to include the ArmyAir Force, and Naval ROTC programs. Project GO accepts applications from all members of UA's ROTC community and beyond. The program offers both academic-year training as well as fully-funded scholarships for UA's 8-week summer study abroad program in Morocco or UA's summer program on campus in Tucson . Please check out a video about UA Project GO summer programs.

Project GO staff:

  • Sonia Shiri, Project GO Director
  • Niomi Fimbres, Arabic Special Programs Coordinator

For questions about Project GO, please email us or call (520)-621-0298.

Or, follow the links for information about Arabic Flagship and the New Arabic B.A.

UA Project GO also maintains a group on Facebook for participants in the program. Please visit the UA Arabic Programs Facebook page to keep up to date on upcoming events. If accepted to the program, you will be invited to join the group. 


Project GO (Project Global Officer) at University of Arizona provides ROTC students with enhanced training in Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture, designed to enable the University of Arizona's ROTC officer candidates to enter the U.S. military with invaluable linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Academic Year at a Glance:

  • Free individual and small group tutoring
  • One-on-one interaction with Arabic speaking peer language partner
  • Vibrant and engaging cultural activities throughout the semester
  • Arabic language film screenings and lectures

Academic year participation will make University of Arizona ROTC students highly competitive for funding for summer immersion programs, which are open to ROTC students nationwide. There are 9 funded scholarships for the Summer in Morocco program, and 6 funded scholarships for the on-campus Arabic program in Tucson, AZ. 

New and continuing student applications for Spring 2020 are NOW AVAILABLE.


Project GO at the University of Arizona offers 6 funded summer scholarships for ROTC students in good standing from any university to study Arabic at UA in Tucson. UA's School of Middle East and North African Studies (MENAS) runs the ten-week summer Arabic program, which goes from June 1, 2020 - August 5, 2020. 

Courses are offered in Modern Standard Arabic for first year, second year, and third year students of Arabic. There is personal tutoring for each student participating in this program. Students are also paired with a language partner from the Middle East to offer additional practice in oral acquisition. In addition to language classes, the program offers weekly film screenings, cultural activities, and outings.

Summer at the University of Arizona at a Glance:

  • Full scholarships for summer courses
  • Vibrant and rigorous programs
  • Cutting edge language learning technology
  • Friendly Arabic-speaking housing
  • Cultural activities and outings in the community
  • One-on-one interaction with peer native speakers
  • Complete one full year of Arabic in one summer!

APPLY NOW to the 2020 University of Arizona Project GO Domestic Intensive Summer Program: 

Courses offered alongside regional dialect:

  • First year Modern Standard Arabic
  • Second year Modern Standard Arabic
  • Third year Modern Standard Arabic

The following expenses related to summer Arabic at UA are covered by Project GO scholarships:

  • Tuition
  • Lodging in a UA dorm* ($1440)
  • Meal stipend ($900)
  • Travel expenses for non-UA students ($450 max)
  • Book stipend ($75)
  • Cultural activities
  • Transfer between the Tucson airport and UA campus upon arrival/departure
  • Health Insurance (if not already provided by home institution) 

The following expenses related to summer Arabic at UA are not covered by Project GO scholarships:

*Students who do not wish to reside in a dorm may petition to receive a housing stipend to cover off-campus housing.


Visit the National Project GO website for detailed program information.

The University of Arizona Project GO offers fully-funded scholarships for the Summer in Morocco program. Located in the imperial city of Meknes, Morocco, the program is an 8-week intensive Arabic immersion program with courses offered in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Moroccan dialect. The Arizona Project GO program is hosted by the Arab American Language Institute In Morocco (AALIM), a leading establishment for teaching Arabic as a foreign language in Morocco and home to other distinguished programs such as the Arabic Flagship Program and the Critical Language Scholarship Program.

Courses Offered:

Second Year (ARB 401-402), Third Year (405-406), and Fourth Year (407-408) of Modern Standard Arabic along with an introduction to the Moroccan Arabic Dialect (Darija) for daily usage


Program description:

20 hours a week in classroom setting for a period of 8 weeks with an additional 4 hours of tutoring or language partner meetings weekly and security course consisting of 5 sessions with guest expert speakers on the region.

Pre-requisites: All applicants must have at least one year of MSA or equivalent.

University of Arizona Summer in Morocco at a Glance:

  • Well-trained, motivated and supportive instructors and staff
  • Accommodating and caring administration
  • School located in the heart of the old medina
  • Beautiful learning setting in an old building with traditional architecture equipped with  modern amenities and technology
  • Rich excursions around the city (markets, historical sites, popular attractions)
  • Weekend trips to Chefchaouen, Tangier, Asila and the desert in Merzouga 
  • Host families for the duration of the program
  • One-on-one interaction with peer native speakers
  • A chance to experience life in one of Morocco's historical cities
  • Full culture and language immersion in-country!

​APPLY NOW to the 2020 University of Arizona Project GO Summer in Morocco

This eight-week program runs from June 6, 2020 to August 2, 2020.

The following expenses related to the Summer in Morocco are covered by Project GO scholarships:

  • Tuition
  • $80 fee to register with the Study Abroad office
  • Homestays with Moroccan families (breakfast and dinner included)
  • Partial board on excursions
  • Airfare expenses (up to $1,900)
  • Transfer between airport overseas and housing accommodations at beginning and end of program.Health insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Meal and travel stipend

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For questions about Project GO, please email us at or call (520) 621-0298.