Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a Department of Defense initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities through language study for ROTC students.
Explore Project GO
UMD's Project GO Arabic Program offers a domestic and overseas track. The domestic track, which is hosted at the UMD's Summer Language Institute, offers Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of Arabic domestically.
UMD's Project GO Persian Program offers Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Content levels through the SLLC Summer Language Institute in College Park, MD.
Learn more about applying to a Project GO program.
About Project GO
The U.S. military needs future military officers who possess the necessary critical language and cross-cultural communication skills required for effective leadership in the 21st-century operational environment. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education.
As part of the Project GO Program, the University of Maryland will offer innovative, intensive domestic and overseas language instruction to ROTC students from a nationwide audience with the goal of helping students to reach an Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) 1 proficiency level in Arabic or Persian. Accepted students will receive full scholarships for participation in these programs.
Project GO students studying with UMD will have access to a wide variety of resources to support their studies during the year or summer, including an Arabic library with over 1,000 books, hundreds of in-language films for both Arabic and Persian, 24-hour student lounges with access to Persian and Arabic media, and an engaged and supportive learning community. Students who will take part in our summer overseas program will benefit from pre-and post-program online resources, activities, and virtual language partners via an individualized student portal.
Resources for Project GO Students
Arab Academy: http://www.arabacademy.com
Lingo Learn: http://lingolearn.com/
Madinah Arabic: http://www.madinaharabic.com/
Verbal Learning: http://www.verbalplanet.com/
Boren-ROTC Initiative: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/rotc_initiative.html
International Language Roundtable (ILR) Standards: http://www.govtilr.org/faq.htm
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards:
World Travel Guide: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/morocco
Lonely Planet - Morocco : http://www.lonelyplanet.com/morocco
Health Information: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/morocco
UMD OPI level reading source: http://readarabic.nflc.umd.edu/
Al Jazeera Reading Source: http://learning.aljazeera.net/arabic
How to create an Arabic Friendly document in Google Docs: http://www.screencast.com/users/ouarabic/folders/Jing/media/1b052927-3283-4ddf-9a10-9dd80ce4445e
Listening Resource from UT: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/aswaat/index.php
News Video in Arabic: http://www.bbc.com/arabic/media/video
Live Arabic TV Channels: http://www.3arablive.com/