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W&M ROTC Project GO

Scholarships for ROTC students to study Chinese-Mandarin and Russian language.

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Project GO (Global Officers) is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. 
 Benefits to participating in Project GO language programs:
  • Scholarships for critical language study domestically and abroad over the summer in Chinese or Russian
  • Open to both Contracted and Non-Contracted Army, Air Force, and Navy/Marine Cadets/Midshipmen
  • No additional service obligation
  • Qualify for language proficiency bonus pay (*Check with your commanding officer)
  • Earn Order of Merit List (OML) points for the Accessions. Become more competitive for Active-Duty selection, Job and Duty Station (Army).
  • Open pathways to new career opportunities that require language and area studies
  • Earn university credits, improve language proficiency, and fulfill language requirements
 W&M Project GO Programs

The Global Education Office and Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at William & Mary offer Project GO scholarships to ROTC students to study Chinese-Mandarin and Russian at overseas and domestic locations. Learn more about the summer intensive programs by navigating to the language program.

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Chinese-Mandarin Language Program 
Russian Language Program (Study Abroad)
Taoyuan, Taiwan
Vilnius, Lithuania
      Russian Language Program (Domestic)
              William & Mary Campus
Online Information Sessions

William & Mary will host Project GO Information sessions on the below dates.  Topics include -  general Project GO Information, past student participants will discuss their experiences, an Application Q&A session, and will provide additional details for the William & Mary programs.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 07:00 PM EST

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 4:00 PM EST

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022 5:30 PM EST

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Friday, January 6, 2023 1:00 PM EST

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Application Dates and Deadlines

Students must apply using the National Project GO Application.  

 Apply Here

  • Overseas Application 2023: Opens 3 October, 2022
  • Application Deadline: 17 January, 2023
  • Applicant Notification: 23 February  2023
  • Domestic Application 2023: Open 3 October, 2022
  • Application Deadline: 8 March 2023
  • Applicant Notification: 27 March 2023

Contact Susan Manion, W&M Project GO Coordinator                                       
Phone:  757-221-4847
Schedule Virtual advising session at