Project Global Officer (GO)


Project GO is a nationwide program providing training in selected strategic languages for ROTC students at 18 universities in the United States. The University of Arizona is proudly one of the few to provide Arabic language and culture training, and the only member institution to offer Project GO Advanced for Arabic language training. 

Project GO is coordinated by the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) and draws on the knowledge and expertise of CMES and the School of Middle East and North African Studies (MENAS). CMES cooperates with the leadership of each ROTC service branch represented at UA, to include the Army, Air Force, and Naval ROTC programs. Project GO accepts applications from all members of UA's ROTC community and beyond.

The program offers both academic-year training as well as fully-funded scholarships for UA's 8-week summer study abroad program in Jordan or UA's summer program on campus in Tucson and also semester-long Project GO Advanced opportunities with our Moroccan partner, AALIM. Please check out a video about UA Project GO summer programs.

Project GO staff:

  • Julie Ellison-Speight, Project GO Program Director
  • Sonia Shiri, Project GO Academic Director
  • Genliscia Edwards, Arabic Special Programs Coordinator

For questions about Project GO, please email us or call (520) 621-0298 .

UA Project GO now also maintains a group on Facebook for participants in the program. Please visit the UA Arabic Programs Facebook page to keep up to date on upcoming events. If accepted to the program, you will be invited to join the group. For a glimpse of our program click here


Project GO is sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of CMES and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).

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