Project Global Officers (PGO) is part of a national effort sponsored by the Defense Language Office and National Security Education Program (DLNSEO). Project GO promotes critical language education, study abroad experiences and intercultural communication skills for ROTC cadets/midshipmen. Up to 18 cadets/midshipmen will study in Oman for a nine-week intensive program. This innovative Arabic language and cultural program will enrich your worldview while preparing you for your post-graduate military experience.
All ROTC cadets/midshipmen (contracted or non-contracted) accepted into the program are guaranteed full scholarship funding. This scholarship covers tuition, airfare, room and board, visas, health insurance, transportation to/from home to Oman, books, one transcript, and two cultural excursions in Oman.
Monetary Incentive: check with your respective military branch to learn more about the financial benefits available for studying a critical language
In order to be eligible, at the time of application, an applicant must be:
- A U.S. citizen.
- An undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through the Army, Naval, or Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), contracted or non-contracted, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Marine Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) students are also eligible.
- Remain in ROTC for the duration of the program.
- Not be commissioned officers.
- Be in an inactive, non-drilling status.
- Not be employed by the U.S. federal government or any foreign government.
Not Eligible for Project GO
- Non-U.S. citizens
- Active-duty military members (not participating in ROTC)
- Navy Seaman to Admiral Program members
- Officer Candidate School participants
- JROTC students
- Service academy students
- Federal government employees
There are no prerequisites for this program. This comprehensive program that will help students develop skills in Arabic speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
This is the only study abroad PGO program accepting students at all levels of Arabic. If you have no prior Arabic experience, you will be required to participate in a weeklong on-line pre-program.
Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education.
You need submit three applications for this program.
- Apply first through the Project GO application system before their deadline, which is January 17, 2023.
- Next, complete the Loyola Study Abroad application after you've been accepted by Project GO by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.
- Last, complete the non-Marquette study abroad application before their deadline of March 1, 2023. Marquette University is the Loyola affiliate that is administering this program.
For more information about this program, click here
Project GO Coordinator
Office of International Education