Scholarships Funding ROTC Students to Study Critical Languages

What is offered?

  • The University of Kansas will fully fund students to conduct intensive language study domestically in Japanese and Russian languages on the KU campus. Courses will be 8 weeks in length and will include 160 classroom instruction hours covering semesters 1 and 2 of the language. Tutors are provided.
  • The University of Kansas will fully fund students with at least one semester* of Arabic to study abroad in Morocco. The KU Summer Program in Arabic is conducted jointly with Al-Akhawayn University (Ifrane, Morocco).  It lasts for 8 weeks, provides 160 hours of classroom instruction, plus additional education experiences including excursions to culturally relevant sites. Students are housed in dormitories on campus.
  • The University of Kansas will fully fund students with at least one semester* of Portuguese to study abroad in Brazil. The KU Summer Program in Portuguese lasts for 6 weeks, provides 150 hours of instruction, plus additional education experiences including excursions to other relevant sites. Students are housed with a host family for the duration of their stay.
  • Conversation partners / tutors will be available both during the summer and academic sessions to support language maintenance and development.
  • Orientation at our campus or abroad is offered (and mandatory).
  • Students studying domestically will also have the opportunity to participate in cultural activity sponsored by Project GO. 

 

Why should you apply?

  • The University of Kansas will give you the academic level of education and support outside the classroom that is needed to reach the national Project GO outcomes for language learning.  
  • KU has a long history of academic excellence.
  • KU serves all branches of the military in its various ROTC programs.
  • Lawrence, Kansas is consistently rated as one of the top college towns to live in in the United States.
  • The experience learning a foreign language will give you an additional skill as you pursue your career in the US military.

 

*Students with excellent academic and leadership records may be considered for study abroad without previous language learning experience.

 


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