Project GO

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Welcome to Embry-Riddle University (ERAU) Project GO Taiwanese Program 2020, a Project GO school since 2009.

ERAU Project Global Officer (GO) is an eight-week intensive language and cultural immersion program provided to ROTC cadets with a Chinese language focus. The ERAU program departs on May 8, 2020, from the United States, and returning July 4, 2020.

All students will be taught by both American and local Taiwanese faculty. Classes will meet four hours per day, Monday through Friday, with tutoring and assignments outside of the classroom. On the weekend, students will have a chance to explore, on their own, a variety of places in Taiwan.

Scholarship competitions is intense. If admitted, full scholarship is guaranteed, to include: 

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books (will be given to participants on site)
  • Insurance
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

*The scholarship does not include: personal spending money, personal travel, and costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents. 

*During the program dates, including weekends, Project GO does not allow its scholarship recipients to go to Hong Kong, Macao, or mainland China.

*Monetary Incentive: Check with your respective military branch to learn more about the financial benefits available for studying a critical language. 

Additional Details 

Housing: ERAU Project GO program is provided by the Council of International Education and Exchange (CIEE). All participants stay in double-occupancy hotel with extensive breakfast. 

Campus: The classrooms are located on the beautiful and hilly Chengchi University in the suburb of Taipei, Taiwan. Convenient for buses, subway, restaurants, and grocery stores, the campus is minutes away from the Zoo. Class schedule is M-F, 4 hours/day, plus ½ hour tutoring M-TH.

Program Levels

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There are three courses (9 credits):

Current Topics: provides various opportunities for students to develop the ability to narrate, describe, and explain issues concerning the public, such as transportation. Interviewing Taiwanese students, retirees, and women will be part of the course experience. Textbook: Advanced Listening.

Reading Chinese, using authentic and short material written for native speakers, with hands-on reading games, reading strategies, and visit to the library of Chengchi University. Textbook: A Course in Contemporary Chinese, Level 4.

Asian Geography: various aspects of Asian geography. Each student will research, prepare, and report on an Asian country.

*Applicants of the advanced program will be interviewed for their language proficiency by the program director.

There are three courses (9 credits): 

Speech

Cross-Cultural Communication

Introduction to Geography

Observing communication patterns in shopping, and being a local student for a day will be part of the Year 3 learning experience. Textbook: Developing Chinese Fluency.

There are three courses (9 credits): 

Experiencing Taiwan

Enhancing Listening Skills

Enhancing Reading Skills

Shopping in Chinese, interviewing local inhabitants, and dining in local restaurants are part of the Year 2 learning experience. Textbook: Taiwan Today

*Please note there will be an on-site pre-program speaking assessment for all admitted students. 

Requirements

Application

All applicants MUST use the Project GO central application system to apply. Please go to Project GO to apply. Please write your essays carefully, and ask your commanders and Chinese teachers to write recommendations early. Many campuses have staff dedicated to help scholarship applicants with their essays.

The deadline for application is midnight EST, January 13, 2020.

Passport

If you do not have a valid passport, you need to apply for one. If you do not have one, you will not be considered for this program.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact our staff with any questions regarding the program and application process. We are here to help so that Project GO may achieve its initiative of "improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers". If you'd like to learn more about Project GO, you can also visit the national website: https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/

Dr. Leeann Chen
Director of ERAU Project GO
chenl@erau.edu
928-777-6682

Kim Beaird
Project GO Coordinator
benso0f8@erau.edu

928-777-4734

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Dr. Leeann Chen
Professor of Asian Studies
Kim Beaird
Project GO Coordinator
benso0f8@erau.edu

928-777-4734