Fifteen Project GO Scholarship Recipients to Visit UM

May 08, 2014

MISSOULA – Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Program at the University of Montana will host 15 recipients of the Project GO Korean scholarship later this month.

Project GO is a nationwide program for ROTC cadets, which provides a study abroad experience and training in critical languages, exclusively focused on the languages of Middle East, Asia, Central Asia and African countries. The first group of scholarship recipients will begin their Korean language and cultural training at UM on May 19.

Project GO participants will receive two weeks of intensive, 90-hour course work. They will learn conversational Korean, culture and regional studies. They also will complete one day of language training conducted in complete isolation from English.

The program is designed for ROTC participants who are broadening their global education and want to enhance their Korean language skills. After, they will travel to Korea to continue to study and meet individuals from the South Korean ROTC program. This interaction will give them the chance to talk one-on-one with members of an allied nation’s ROTC program and begin building professional military relationships. 

DCLCP at UM is one of the top language and culture training centers for the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies.

To learn more about this program, visit www.umt.edu/mansfield/dclcp/projectgo.php or call Daphne Felker at 406-243-3608.

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Contact: Daphne Felker, UM Defense Critical Language and Culture Program, 406-243-3608, daphne.felker@umontana.edu.