Marquette University


Project Global officer

Project GO students
Project GO students
Project GO students

Study Arabic This summeR


Learn Arabic and explore Nizwa, Oman this summer on a full scholarship for ROTC cadets and midshipmen. Programs run from May 27 to July 26.


Marquette’s Project Global Officers is part of a national effort
sponsored by the Defense Language Office and National Security
Education Program to promote critical language education, study abroad experiences, and intercultural communication skills for ROTC cadets and midshipmen. Up to 18 cadets/midshipmen will study in Niza, Oman for an intensive eight-week program. This innovative Arabic language and cultural program will enrich your worldview while preparing you for your post-graduate military experience.


Academics - Immerse Yourself

Project GO students

Students of all language levels are invited to participate in the program. Based on a placement test, you will enroll in the level appropriate for your Arabic language proficiency and earn eight to ten credits upon completion of the program.

If you have no prior Arabic experience, you will be required to participate in a seven-day pre-program held at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Taught by Marquette Arabic faculty, you will study the alphabet and basic vocabulary to lay a strong foundation before embarking on this intensive language-learning experience.


In Oman, you study at the University of Nizwa. Throughout the eight-week program, classes meet four hours per day, Sunday through Thursday. Three afternoons a week, you will participate in two hours of relaxed conversation and discussion with a trained Omani Peer Facilitator. This is a great opportunity to learn the local Omani dialect. In addition, these connections frequently result in friendships that last far beyond the summer program.

Explore Nizwa

Map of Oman

Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a center of trade, religion, education and art. Its grand mosque was formerly a center for Islamic learning.

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.

The historic town of Nizwa lies on a plain surrounded by a thick palm oasis and some of Oman’s highest mountains. Marked by a grand new double-arched gateway, the town forms a natural access point for the historic sites of Bahla and Jabrin, and for excursions up the mountain roads to Jebel Akhdar and Jebel Shams. Nizwa is a diverse, prosperous place with numerous agricultural, historical and recreational aspects.


Discover the Details

Project GO students and teachers in Oman

Marquette University's Project GO Oman is a competitive full-scholarship program. It is open to undergraduate ROTC cadets and midshipmen (contracted or non-contracted) from any discipline enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA. No prior Arabic experience is necessary.


Financial considerations:
Scholarship: All ROTC cadets and midshipmen accepted into the program are guaranteed full scholarship funding. This scholarship covers tuition, airfare, room and board, health insurance, local transportation, books, and transcripts. Past experience
has taught our program that students typically spend $500 per month in personal expenses not covered by the program.
Monetary incentives:Check with your respective military branch to learn more about the financial benefits available for studying a critical language.

Application requirements:
Applications are due Jan. 25, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline. See application requirements and how to submit your materials.

For more information about Project GO, visit

Any opinions, finding and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of Marquette University's Office of International
Education and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office. Marquette reserves the
right to modify or cancel the program as may be required by unforeseen circumstances or changes to funding.

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