Project Global Officer (GO)

Apply NOW to our Summer Programs and Academic Year Program!

*Summer in Meknes Application Deadline for Project GO and Project GO-Advanced: January 25, 2018* click here

*Summer Domestic, Intensive Application Deadline for Project GO and Project GO-Advanced: February 20, 2018* click here

*Spring 2017 Academic Year: Continuing Application for Univeristy of Arizona Project GO and Project GO-Advanced* click here 

*Spring 2017 Academic Year: New Student Application for University of Arizona Project GO and Project GO-Advanced* click here

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Academic Year Project GO

Summer Arabic at the University of Arizona

Summer in Morocco

Project GO Advanced

Spring in Morocco

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 Morocco 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 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. 

ACADEMIC YEAR PROJECT GO/ PROJECT GO ADVANCED FOR UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA STUDENTS

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

New and continuing student applications for Spring 2018 are NOW AVAILABLE.

SUMMER DOMESTIC, INTENSIVE ARABIC FOR PROJECT GO/PROJECT GO ADVANCED

Project GO at the University of Arizona offers 9 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 4, 2018 to August 8, 2018. Click here for the Summer Domestic Application.

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 2018 Domestic, Intensive 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.

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 MOROCCO PROGRAM

Visit the National Project GO website for detailed program information.

The University of Arizona Project GO offers 15 funded scholarships for the Summer in Morocco program. Located in Meknes, Morocco, the program is an 8-week intensive Arabic immersion program with courses offered in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or Colloquial Moroccan dialect.This program is offered for Project-GO/ Project GO Advance. All applicants must have at least one year of MSA background.

University of Arizona Summer in Morocco at a Glance:

  • Rich excursions around the city
  • Trips to desert in Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Tangier, and Asila. 
  • Homestays for the duration of the program
  • One-on-one interaction with peer native speakers
  • A chance to stay in one of Morocco's Imperial cities
  • Full culture and language immersion in-country!

Apply Now to the 2018 Summer in Morocco program

Program dates for Morocco are June 9, 2018 to August 5, 2018.

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
  • Cultural excursions
  • Visa fees
  • Meal and travel stipend 
  • Books

The following expenses related to the Summer in Morocco 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 overseas study options for Project GO Advanced students:

1) Summer in Morocco (8 week program)

  • Rich excursions around the city; trips to desert in Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Tangier, and Asila
  • Homestays for the duration of the program
  • One-on-one interaction with peer native speakers
  • Stay in one of Morocco's Imperial cities
  • Full culture and language immersion in-country
  • Participate with a cohort of other advanced language learner cadets

Apply Now to the 2018 Project-Go Advanced Summer in Morocco Program

2) Spring Semester in Morocco (13 week program)

  • Advanced Year 3/Year 4 MSA and Moroccan Darija 

See section below for more details!

SPRING IN MOROCCO (Project GO Advanced)

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).

Spring Semester in Morocco for Project GO-Advanced at a Glance

  • Rich excursions around the city
  • Homestays for the duration of the program
  • One-on-one interaction with peer native speakers
  • Stay in one of Morocco's imperial cities
  • Full culture and language immersion in-country

The Spring 2018 application is CLOSED.

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.

 

 

 

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