Project GO is an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The program provides full scholarships to students commissioning through Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC to study critical languages domestically and abroad. The goal of Project GO is to develop future military officers who possess the cross-cultural communication skills required for effective leadership in the 21st century operational environment.


View detailed Project GO Eligibility requirements here.

Scholarship Details

The Project GO scholarship will cover:

  • airfare
  • tuition
  • room & board
  • admission fees
  • program fees
  • visa
  • in-region travel expenses

Participants are responsible to pay for:

  • $500 deposit (refunded after successfully completing the program and the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in Swahili)
  • vaccinations
  • miscellaneous personal travel expenses
Selection Criteria

Selection criteria for scholarship recipients include:

  • academic merit
  • leadership
  • cultural sensitivity
  • language experience
  • commitment to Project GO mission
  • diversity

Project GO participants must be available and commit to participate for the entire duration of the program. This is an 8-week and 12-credit hour overseas travel and study program.  Scholarship recipients will be required to take post-program language assessments.

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