Project Global Officer (GO)

 *The application to the Spring Semester in Morocco program is OPEN*

To apply to the University of Arizona 2018 Project GO-Advanced Spring Semester in Meknes, Morocco, click here 

 

ARABIC AND CULTURAL TRAINING FOR ROTC STUDENTS

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, and the only member institution to offer Project GO Advanced for Arabic language 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 Jordan or UA's summer program on campus in Tucson and also semester-long Project GO Advanced opportunities with our Moroccan partner, AALIM. Please check out a video about UA Project GO summer programs.

Project GO staff:

  • Sonia Shiri, Project GO Director
  • Genliscia Edwards, 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 now 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. 

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Academic Year Project Go

Summer Arabic at the University of Arizona

Summer in Jordan

Project Go Advanced

Spring in Morocco

ACADEMIC YEAR PROJECT GO

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 benefits included for ROTC students in Project GO:

  •  No cost individual and small group tutoring
  •  Individual native Arabic-speaking language partners
  •  Arabic language film screenings and lectures
  • Other cultural activities involving Tucson's Arab population

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 14 funded scholarships for the Arizona in Jordan program (10 PGO and 4 PGO-Advanced), and 9 funded scholarships for the on-campus Arabic program in Tucson, AZ. 

The applications for the Fall 2017 semester are currently closed. 

New and continuing student applications for Spring 2018 will be available in October 2017.

SUMMER ARABIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Project GO at the University of Arizona offers 10 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 summer Arabic program, which goes from June 5, 2017 to August 9, 2017.

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.

Courses offered:

  • 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.

If accepted, a $175 program deposit will be required. It is fully refundable at the end of the program upon completion of all testing, reporting at the end of the program.

SUMMER IN JORDAN

Visit the National Project GO website for detailed program information.

Project GO offers 14 funded scholarships for the Arizona in Jordan program. Located in Amman, Jordan, the program is an 8-week intensive Arabic immersion program with

 courses offered in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or Colloquial Jordanian dialect. All applicants must have at least one year of MSA background. 

Program dates for Jordan are June 12, 2017 to August 6, 2017.

The following expenses related to Arizona in Jordan are covered by Project GO scholarships:

  • Tuition
  • $80 fee to register with the Study Abroad office
  • Homestays with Jordanian families (breakfast and dinner included)
  • Partial board on excursions
  • Airfare expenses (up to $1,900)
  • Transfer between Amman airport and housing accommodations at beginning and end of program.
  • Health insurance
  • Cultural excursions
  • Visa fees
  • Meal and travel stipend ($600)
  • Books
 

The following expenses related to Arizona in Jordan are not covered by Project GO scholarships:

  • $65 fee to register as a UA Non-degree seeking student (N/A for UA students)
  • Airfare costs in excess of travel allowance
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Vaccinations or immunizations
  • International phone calls
  • Internet in housing

If accepted, a $175 program deposit will be required. It is fully refundable at the end of the program upon completion of all testing, reporting at the end of the program.

PROJECT GO ADVANCED

Project GO Advanced offers advanced-level Arabic language training to ROTC students nationwide. The program is open to all ROTC cadets/midshipmen in good standing who have completed at least four semesters of Modern Standard Arabic.

There are two program options for Project GO Advanced students:

  • 3rd year MSA in Jordan over the summer (8 weeks)
  • 3rd year MSA in Morocco during the spring semester (13 weeks)

SPRING IN MOROCCO

Project GO-Advanced offers 2 funded scholarships for the spring semester in Morocco. Located in Meknes, Morocco, the program is a 13-week intensive Arabic immersion program with courses offered in advanced Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). All applicants must have at least 4 previous semesters  of MSA. This program is offered through our program partner in Morocco, the Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM).

Program dates for Morocco are January 14th to April 14th 2018.

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

  • Tuition
  • Homestays with Moroccan famlies (breakfast and dinner included on weekdays)
  • Airfare expenses 
  • Transfer between airport and housing accommodations at beginning and end of program.
  • Health insurance
  • Cultural excursions
  • Visa fees
  • Meal, travel and book stipend ($800)

 

The following expenses related to Spring in Morocco are not covered by Project GO scholarships:

  • Excess baggage fees
  • Vaccinations or immunizations
  • International phone calls
  • Internet in housing

If accepted, a $175 program deposit will be required. It is fully refundable at the end of the program upon completion of all testing, reporting at the end of the program.

 

 

Project GO is sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions 

or recommendations expressed in this material are those of MENAS and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).

For questions about Project GO, please email us at sbs-projectgo@email.arizona.edu or call (520) 621-0298.