Project GO

2017 Project GO participants in Beijing

Project GO: Funding for ROTC Students to Study Critical Languages

Project Global Officer (Project GO), is a Department of Defense initiative administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office.

By funding ROTC cadets and midshipman to study critical languages, the program aims to improve the language skills, regional expertise and intercultural communication skills of future military officers.

Scholarship Details

Project GO-Duke scholarships cover:

  • Tuition and fees 
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Basic meal stipend
  • Supplementary language tutor (optional)

Apply through Project GO central application system.

Summer 2018 Application Deadline:  January 25, 2018 (5pm, EST)

Project GO-Duke Program Details

Project GO-Duke offers scholarships for Duke in China, an intensive summer Language program based in Beijing. To learn more about the program, please visit Duke in China page at Duke University Office of Global Education.

ROTC students interested in studying Chinese through the Duke in China program should apply through central application system on the Project GO webpage. NO separate application is needed.

Alumni Comments

  • “The language instruction provided at the Duke in China program is top-notch. The teachers are all well-prepared to teach their students.”
  • “The Project GO experiences were amazing. It definitely made it special to go on trips with fellow ROTC cadets and talk about our experiences at other ROTC programs around the nation.”
  •  “I felt that my Chinese improved tremendously after the course this summer. I know I was drastically better and more comfortable with Chinese at the end of the program. I even gave my final presentation on women in the military, which is something I never would have thought I had the competence to do!”
  • “I had an incredible tutor who helped me understand not only my homework and such but also questions outside of class which were very helpful in understanding Chinese culture.”
  • “(Duke in China program) was one of the most rewarding experiences of my academic career.”