CLI+: ROTC Language and Culture Training 2008-2009

CLI+ is Arizona State University's contribution to the National Security Education Program's "Project GO," a national language and culture training program for ROTC cadets (future "Global Officers").

The goals of CLI+ are:

  • to provide the greatest possible number of ROTC cadets a working knowledge of at least one strategic language and significant exposure to the culture in which that language is embedded; and
  • to boost the number of officers entering service with high or professional levels of language and culture skills.

The program, which is open only to ROTC cadets and midshipmen, combines:

  • summer language training in ASU's Critical Languages Institute,
  • summer training in ASU's summer study-abroad programs,
  • and special winter maintenance courses.

CLI+, a joint project of the Melikian Center, ASU Army ROTC, and ASU Air Force ROTC, is part of the national ROTC languages and culture training initiative. Launched in 2006, the initiative is expanding rapidly in scope and in the number of universities participating. See the comments section below to follow the evolution of the project.

CLI+ is funded through the National Security Education Program through the International Institute of Education.

Project Name: 
CLI+: ROTC Language and Culture Training 2008-2009

Grant Category:

Grant Amount: 
$633 541
Grant Dates: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 to Tuesday, August 31, 2010