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Cadet Information Thank you for your interest in studying abroad! As a Cadet, you have a unique opportunity to get ahead in your career by studying abroad, especially if you plan to commission. As you know, Army officers must be prepared to travel anywhere in the world for training, peacekeeping, operations, or combat. As a professional you must understand various cultures to make informed decisions. Study abroad also gives you a crucial perspective of what it feels like to be a foreigner in another country, and understanding how America is seen overseas.
As a Cadet, you have many commitments and in order to find the right program that fits your interest, you need to plan ahead.
Here are some things to keep in mind when you are thinking about study abroad:
- If you are contracted, you need to include study abroad in your plan of study. Just like any other summer class that would give you extra credits, this may or may not have an impact on your graduation date. If it will affect your graduation date, you will need to talk with your advisor.
- The summer after your freshman year is typically the best time to study abroad. Many Cadets choose to go to specialty schools (Airborne School, for example) during the summer after their sophomore year. If you are contracted to commission, you will attend LDAC after your junior year. This does not mean the only time to study abroad is as a freshman; there are many programs that can accommodate your schedule if you plan ahead.
- For those who cannot finance studying abroad or would prefer to stay local, there is another option for you: Summer Language Institute The institute seeks to immerse selected ROTC Cadets and other students in specially designed foreign language and experiential programs intended to provide a solid professional foundation for a military, federal public service, international business, or science professions career. You will live on campus. Your classmates will be fellow Cadets and other students who have similar interests.
- As a Cadet, there are many scholarships available to you. Like most military scholarships or awards, you will most likely be placed on an Order of Merit List (OML). If your GPA and Corps participation are good, your chances of receiving scholarships increase. To learn more about available scholarships for study abroad, please visit our Scholarships & Financial Aid page.
- For most of these scholarships you must be contracted to serve as a commissioned officer. Also you must complete the Anti Terrorism Awareness Training tutorial and online examination. Please follow the steps indicated on the website. Upon completion of Step 3, you will proceed to Step 4 to print your completion certificate. Save a copy of the completion certificate for your records. You may be required to show your completion certificate in the future.
Study Abroad Scholarships for Cadets
As a cadet, you have the unique opportunity to travel around the world and prepare yourself for your future career. The Military Department offers offer many different scholarships, grants, and internships to cadets who wish to study abroad.
ROTC Foreign Study Scholarship
This scholarship is only available to cadets who receive the ROTC scholarship. The scholarship will pay costs associated with university sponsored study abroad programs that do not exceed normal university tuition costs. In order to be eligible for the scholarship the study abroad program must be in a country where the language and culture is not based on English, as well as part of your curriculum requirement.For more information contact Miliary Leadership Center (MLC).
Critical Language Incentive Pay (CLIP)
This is a program that will pay Cadets and Officers to increase knowledge in both critical languages and culture. Please contact the Military Leadership Center (MLC) for the most up to date information on the funding that is available for your study abroad program.
Application instructions: Complete the application form below, print it off, and send it to Daniela Martinez (Information Below).
Project Go Scholarship 2013
International Internships for Cadets
Cultural Understanding and Language Program (CULP)
North Georgia has partnered with US Army Cadet Command to send over 900 cadets from schools throughout the United States to a foreign country. As part of this partnership cadets will earn three hours of academic credit from North Georgia. The purpose of the CULP program is designed to offer learning experiences that will allow a cadet to acquire cultural and language skills. CULP encompasses many types of international opportunities; North Georgia is associated with their CELTT and NGO programs. For more information contact the Military Leadership Center (MLC).