Project GO

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Welcome to the Embry-Riddle University (ERAU) Project GO Taiwanese Program 2021 site. Embry-Riddle is proud to be a Project GO school since 2009 continuously.

Embry-Riddle Project Global Officer (GO) is an eight-week intensive language and cultural immersion program provided to ROTC cadets with a Chinese language focus. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education.  The ERAU portion of this initiative is run jointly between the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses.  For the 2021 program, the departure from the United States will be May 7, 2021, and we will return on July 3, 2021.

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 required outside of the classroom. On the weekend, students will have a chance to explore 4 arranged weekend trips to the mountains, cultural dwellings, and museums.  

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 housing is provided by Ming Chuan University, in the bustling Silin District of Taipei, Taiwan.  All participants will be housed in a double-occupancy campus hotel. 

Campus: The classrooms are located in the same building as housing, which provides easy access to restaurants and gyms. The class schedule is Monday through Friday, 4 hours daily, plus ½ hour tutoring M-TH.

Map

Google Maps: Ming Chuan University

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. Write your essays carefully, and ask your commanders.  Ask your commanders and Chinese teachers to write recommendations early in the process. Many campuses have staff dedicated to helping scholarship applicants with their essays; check with your Prestigious Awards and Fellowships office to see what resources they have for you.

The deadline for application is midnight EST, January 13, 2021.

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.

Priority Consideration

Due to the cancelation of the 2020 Project GO program as a result of the pandemic, priority consideration will be given to those applicants who were admitted to the Embry-Riddle Taiwan 2020 program and who instead took Indiana University Project GO online courses in the summer of 2020.  Second priority consideration will be given to those who enrolled in other Project GO universities' online programs in the summer of 2020.  To receive this consideration, you will need to be in good ROTC standing, continue to be enrolled in Chinese classes in the 2020-2021 academic year, maintain an acceptable GPA, and remain in ROTC through at least July of 2021. 

Questions and More Information

We are here to answer any questions that you might have regarding the program and application process.  The goal of Project GO is "improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers." Our goal is to facilitate your experience—let us know how we can help!  If you would like to learn more about Project GO, visit the national website at https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/

Contact Us

Dr. Aaron Clevenger
Assistant Provost & Senior International Officer
Dr. Leeann Chen
Professor of Asian Studies

Other Questions about Study Abroad?

Sue Macchiarella
Daytona Beach Office of Global Engagement
goglobal@erau.edu
386-226-6634

Dr. Kelly O’Brien
Prescott Study Abroad & Global Engagement
obrienk3@erau.edu
928-777-3774