Project Global Officer

Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

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

 

The University of Georgia is offering an exciting opportunity to ROTC student to develop their Russian language skills and cultural competence through its study abroad program in Riga, Latvia. This unique intensive overseas language program offers a rigorous academic curriculum and a rich array of co-curricular activities.

Program Overview

The University of Georgia’s Project GO program is designed to immerse students in the Russian language, culture, and communities in the Baltics. The 9-credit program offers an intensive study abroad experience that capitalizes on intellectually rich cultural hubs of the Russian-language émigré in Riga, a magnificent Latvian capital on the Baltic Sea. The intensive immersion is designed to enable students to make rapid progress in Russian, while acquiring regional expertise in a strategically important geopolitical context of Eastern Europe/the Baltics/NATO and at an exciting cosmopolitan location.

The curriculum features an average of 20 hours of formal instruction per week, with additional individualized tutoring and social activities with Latvian students serving as conversational hosts (at least four hours weekly). The program offers homestays with carefully vetted Russian-speaking families. Students additionally enjoy weekly cultural excursions around Riga and Latvia, as well as guided multi-day trips to Estonia and Lithuania, allowing for an exploration of the intertwined histories, politics, and cultures of East Slavic territories. All courses are taught by experienced faculty in small groups.

All Project GO programs provide funding for: tuition/fees, room and board, travel to/from study location, books, insurance, visa. 

The University of Georgia program additionally includes funding for trips around Latvia, as well as overnight trips to Estonia and Lithuania.

In case of unprecedented circumstances that preclude international travel, the University Georgia Study Away Program in Honolulu, Hawaii will serve as an alternative site for summer immersion.


Program Dates 

6/11/2023 - 8/5/2023

Credit Hours 

9

Prerequisites

At least one​ year (two semesters) of prior Russian study or equivalent.

Program cost

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees

  • Room and Board

  • Travel to/from study location

  • Books

  • Insurance

  • Visa


The University of Georgia program additionally includes funding for trips around Latvia, as well as overnight trips to Estonia and Lithuania.


The following costs are not included in Project GO Funding and are the responsibility of the participant: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents if any.

Application Deadline:

January 17, 2023. Students interested in participating and receiving funding for this program must complete multiple applications. Please view application details below or contact the program coordinator for further information.

How to Apply:

Please use the Project GO central application to apply: https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/apply-now. A separate application will be required by the University of Georgia Office of Global Engagement for all cadets who receive admission by Project GO.

Contact Us:

Contact Dr. Victoria Hasko at vhasko@uga.edu for further details.

Our mailing address is:

315 Aderhold Hall

110 Carlton St.

Department of Language & Literacy Education

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602