Marquette’s Project Global Officers (GO) 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 an eight-week intensive program. This innovative Arabic language and cultural program will enrich your worldview while preparing you for your post-graduate military experience.
You will participate in a comprehensive online orientation prior to departure. Upon arrival in Oman, you will attend an on-site orientation to introduce you to the program, your teachers, the city, and Omani history and culture.
Students of all language levels are invited to participate in the program. The program will accept a total of 18 students, including beginners, where no prior Arabic language experience is necessary. Upon completion of the program, beginners will earn up to 10 credits and non-beginners will earn up to 8 credits.
Beginning students will be required to participate in a 5-day online pre-program from June 3 - June 7, 2019. This course will be taught by Marquette Arabic faculty and will provide beginners with a strong foundation to begin their study in Oman. The course will focus on the Arabic alphabet and basic vocabulary.
Throughout the eight-week program, students will take Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Omani Arabic. Students will be taught Arabic from Omani faculty and work with peer facilitators to practice and develop oral conversation skills. Classes meet four hours per day, Sunday through Thursday. Three afternoons a week, students will participate in two hours of conversation with trained Omani Peer Facilitators in relaxed conversation and discussion. These connections frequently result in friendships that last far beyond the confines of the summer program.
Students will receive a Marquette University transcript, sent directly to the home institution. Transfer credit equivalencies for non-Marquette students will be determined by each student in collaboration with their home institution.
Project GO National Program Application:
In order to be considered you must submit an application through the DLNSEO SLATE central application system
which is open from October 1, 2018 - January 18, 2019.
A student application walk-through for the central application system is available here.
Marquette University Program Application:
Once accepted through the central application system, students will be directed to apply to Marquette University directly.
Marquette Student Application Instructions:
1. Marquette students will need to apply to Marquette University's Project go application by clicking the "Apple Now" button to the left.
Non-Marquette Student Application Instructions:
1.Non-Marquette students will need to apply to Marquette University as a non-degree seeking student here
2. students will need to apply to Marquette University's Project go application by clicking the "Apple Now" button above.
Applications are due, without exception by February 8, 2019.
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 and from home to Oman, books, one transcript, and two cultural excursions in Oman.
Past experience has taught our program that students typically spend $500 - $1000 per month in personal expenses not covered by our program. These include taxi fares, dining out, gym memberships, personal travel and personal spending habits etc.
This program DOES NOT COVER, taxi fares, dining out, gym memberships, personal travel expenses, home institution study abroad fees, including but not limited to program, transcript, course evaluation and other homes institution fees associated with participation in this program.
Monetary Incentive: Check with your respective military branch to learn more about the financial benefits available for studying a critical language.
You will live in the country of Oman. Since the discovery of oil in the mid-1960s, Oman has transformed from an isolated and undeveloped country into a culturally diverse modern nation. Most Omanis are Muslim following a distinct form of Islam called Ibadhism. Acceptance and tolerance of others, a major tenet of the faith, results in a warm and open culture that is extremely welcoming to visitors.You will be introduced to historical and cultural sites throughout Oman through exploring the Nizwa Fort in Oman’s historic former capitol. Oman is regionally distinctive due to its rich history as a key port country and its location between Iran and Saudi Arabia.