Broadening Experiences

Project GO (Global Officers)

Project GO (Global Officers), originally titled the ROTC Language and Culture Project, is a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Project GO promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students, and focuses exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, and Africa. Learn more:

Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP)

The Cultural Understand and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program offers cadets competitive opportunities to travel the globe, spending up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how other others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves. These opportunities expose them to everyday life in different cultures and intensifies language study, which helps produce commissioned officers who possess the right blend of language and cultural skills required to support global operations in the 21st Century. Contracted cadets can also earn enhanced pay through on-campus language study. Learn more:


DukeEngage empowers students to address critical human needs through immersive service, in the process transforming students, advancing the University’s educational mission, and providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad. DukeEngage provides one-time funding for Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive (minimum of eight weeks) service experience by meeting a community need locally, domestically or internationally. Learn more: