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  • Locations: Fairfax, Virginia, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer (Domestic)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Housing: Campus Housing
Language Courses Offered: Korean
Program Description:

Project GO - Korean Language

United States, Summer 2022

PGO Korean Language

Program Overview

Project Global Officer, also known as Project GO, is a national program for ROTC students offering the opportunity gain valuable language skills and intercultural experiences. Project GO in affiliation with George Mason University and the Global Education Office provides a fully-funded opportunity for Mason and non-Mason students on the George Mason University Fairfax campus. Students participating in this program will take courses with Mason faculty from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages over the course of seven weeks and participate in cultural events beyond campus. 

Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of
International Education.

Find out more about the Project GO program here:

Program Highlights

The program will take place at George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Students will live on campus and participate in immersive Korean language courses, cultural activities, and local visits within the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area. The program runs for seven weeks and students will have regular class meetings and cultural events beyond campus.


Year 1 (equivalent to KORE 110 & KORE 300)
Required Texts
Integrated Korean: Beginning 1. 3rd edition. Textbook & Workbook, University of Hawaii Press.
Uncovering the Codes: Fifteen Keywords in Korean Culture, Duke University Press.

Year 2 (equivalent to KORE 201, 202 & KORE 300)
Required Texts
I Love Korean 2. Student's Book & Workbook. Seoul National University Press.
I Love Korean 3. Student's Book & Workbook. Seoul National University Press.     
Uncovering the Codes: Fifteen Keywords in Korean Culture, Duke University Press.

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In order to be eligible, at the time of application, an applicant must be:
  1. A U.S. citizen.
  2. An undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through the Army, Naval, or Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), contracted or non-contracted, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Marine Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) students are also eligible.
Overseas Participants
In order to be eligible to participate in a Project GO overseas program, for the duration of the program successful applicants must:
  1. Remain in ROTC for the duration of the program.
  2. Not be commissioned officers.
  3. Be in an inactive, non-drilling status.
  4. Not be employed by the U.S. federal government or any foreign government.
Domestic Participants
Newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty, drilling members of the National Guard or Reserve, and Army Green to Gold members are eligible to participate in Project GO domestic programs only. 

Not Eligible for Project GO
  1. Non-U.S. citizens
  2. Active duty military members (not participating in ROTC)
  3. Navy Seaman to Admiral Program members
  4. Officer Candidate School participants
  5. JROTC students
  6. Service academy students
  7. Federal government employees
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of merit. Review panels will consider the following criteria:
·        Academic merit
·        Language experience
·        Cultural sensitivity
·        Leadership
·        Commitment to Project GO mission
·        Diversity

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) awards described on this website are subject to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which provide that no citizen of the United States may, on the grounds of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Program Dates: May 31 - July 15, 2022


Sample Itinerary

* Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Financial Info

Participants receive the Project GO scholarship. Project GO is sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education.

Program Inclusions:
  • Tuition
  • On campus housing
  • Class materials and fees
  • Some meals
  • Insurance

Application Deadline: February 22, 2022

Application requirements:*

To submit an application, go to: to apply through the Project GO central application system.

Once accepted to the program, students will be required to visit MasonAbroad and complete the required materials. You will receive an email with information about this process. For further information, please reach out to Jessica Ostrowski-Wright at 703-993-2106 or

MasonAbroad Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, honor code, and student conduct.*

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.

Faculty Contacts

Name Nathaniel Greenberg, PhD Jihye Moon, PhD

GEO Coordinator

Name Jess Ostrowski-Wright (she/her)
Phone (703) 993-2154

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.