Project GO scholarships from the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies provide full scholarships to ROTC students enrolled at any accredited college or university in the US for 8 weeks of intensive summer language study in Turkish (beginning only) or Russian (beginning through fourth-year). These programs provide students with the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language training, in addition to opportunities to build their inter-cultural competence, and travel in the Baltics.
All Pitt Project GO scholarships fully cover the cost of:
- program tuition
- housing for the duration of the program
- all textbooks required for the student’s course
- travel to the program site
- meals not covered by the program (a living stipend)
Program Dates and Locations:
Beginning-level Russian or Turkish language students (i.e., those who have no prior experience in the language) may apply for a Project GO scholarship to enroll in Pitt’s Summer Language Institute held on the main University of Pittsburgh campus from June 4 - July 27, 2018.
National Guard Students are not eligible to study abroad with Project GO. National Guard students may apply for a Project GO scholarship to enroll in Pitt’s Summer Language Institute and may apply for Beginning-level Turkish or Russian language training at the 1st-4th-year levels)
2nd and 3rd Russian students (i.e., those who will have completed the equivalent of 2-4 semesters by June 2018) may apply for a Project GO scholarship to study in an exclusive Pitt Project GO intensive Russian language program held at the University of Tartu, Narva College in Narva, Estonia. All students will engage in intensive language classes and a cultural program of excursions and lectures. Courses run from June 18 - August 10, 2018.
- 4th-year Russian students (i.e., those who will have completed the equivalent of 6 semesters by June 2018) may apply for a Project GO ADVANCED scholarship to study in an exclusive Pitt Project GO intensive Russian language program held at the University of Tartu, Narva College in Narva, Estonia. All students will engage in intensive language classes, live in homestays, participate in a Russian-language job shadowing experience, and take a course on history and contemporary issues taught entirely in Russian.
*Applicants to the 4th-year program will be asked to submit a recording of themselves speaking in Russian in addition to the Common Application, which can be accessed below.
Step-by-step instructions will guide you through completing the application. Register for the student application walk-through webinar: October 17, 3pm Eastern Time
- Application deadline for the Russian Language Abroad Program: January 25, 2018 (for students applying to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year Russian in Narva, Estonia)
- Application deadline for Beginning-Russian or Beginning-Turkish or National Guard Student Programs: February 20, 2018
Please email University of Pittsburgh Project GO Director, Dr. Dawn Seckler, with any questions.