A University of Wyoming program that teaches Arabic and Middle East studies is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) award to support Arabic training for ROTC students at home and abroad.

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UW’s Arabic and Middle East Studies Program was awarded a $461,000 grant for the coming year. It may be extended up to five years based on the quality of performance.

The grant, titled “Project Global Officer” (Project GO), allows students participating in ROTC programs at UW and nearby universities on Colorado’s Front Range and surrounding states to travel to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for a summer language program.

Project GO is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students.

The program focuses on the languages and countries of Africa, Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and South America.

UW students and others from surrounding universities will have their tuition and course fees paid through the DOD grant.

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