Resources

These links are great resources for additional information regarding language, cultural competency, regional expertise and your future military career.

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Language Training or Sustainment Resources

Looking for additional language training or ways to sustain what you have learned thus far? Check out the following links.

Joint Language University
Language Training portal serving the U.S. Government for acquiring, maintaining, enhancing or refreshing language skills.
Special Ops Forces Teletraining System (SOFTS)
After commissioning, request custom language sustainment training is Urdu, Russian and Indonesian, among several other languages.
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) HeadStart2
Download over 30 different languages for beginner or refresher training.
Online Sources for Learning Indonesian
For Distance Education and Book Resources via SEASSI.

Other Language Funding Sources

Although students can receive Project GO funds more than once, there are other funding sources and opportunities worth considering for language training.

Boren Scholarship
Receive funding to study abroad during the academic year (Project GO funding is primarily for summer study).
South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI)
Students from any U.S. college or university may apply to study Hindi or Urdu (study domestically at UW-Madison during the summer, then in India during the fall academic term).
Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative (IFLI)
Students from any U.S. college or university may apply to study Indonesian (study domestically at UW-Madison during the summer, then in Indonesia during the fall academic term).

Foreign Language and Area Studies Funding (FLAS)
Funding for language and area studies during summer or academic year available through various institutions. Click above for FLAS information at UW-Madison.
Russian Flagship at UW-Madison
Are you a UW-Madison student interested in being fluent in Russian by the time you graduate?  Check out this opportunity.

Cultural Competency

The best way to learn about another culture is to immerse yourself in it by studying abroad.  Unable to travel or want to learn more before you go?  Check out the following:

CultureReady.Org
A one-stop shop for learning the basics of a region’s or country’s culture.
Service Specific Culture Centers (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines)
Each service has it’s own culture and language center. Check it out here.

Regional Expertise

Know before you go!  There’s always “Google” and open source reporting, but the following are links all world travelers should consider checking before departing:

The World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people, government, etc for over 267 world entities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Search the country you are traveling to for ways to prevent known health concerns. Disclaimer: Project GO cannot reimburse you for vaccinations or medications.  Any preventative costs incurred are your responsibility.