Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program

ROTC Cadets have the option of traveling to over 20 countries, ranging from Tanzania to Montenegro. While there, Cadets learn about the host nation’s culture and build relationships through humanitarian and military to military engagements. Cadets also visit historically significant sites and have the opportunity to participate in culture immersion opportunities. Military-to-military engagements involve training with junior leaders or Cadets of host country military academies. Humanitarian service projects may involve work at orphanages or hospices or other on-going projects.

For more information, check out:

MSIV Cadet Brice Kwiatkowski and Indonesian Naval Academy Cadet Deovic Hartono, the Mission Commanders for operation “Go Green and Go Clean”, are congratulated by Governor Soekarwo of East Java for successfully conducting the humanitarian mission in conjunction with Tunas Hijau NGO.


Foreign Study/Off-campus Internships

ROTC students are encouraged to spend a semester, special, or summer session in academic studies abroad if feasible. Special incentives are also available. Airfare and travel expenses will be paid for up to a certain amount.

Project Global Officer (GO)

Initiative to help ROTC students learn critical languages and study abroad. This program provides language study scholarships, funds for study abroad, and funds for summer programs with no additional service commitment

MSIV Cadet Brady Wicks pictured with host family in Tanzania.


  • Bonuses, stipends, and language incentive pay
  • Free study abroad
  • Unique career and leadership opportunities

Any current contracted or non-contracted ROTC student of any year of undergraduate study and any language proficiency level, on track to commission can participate in this program.


Culture and Language Incentive Pay (CLIP-B)

CLIP-B is aimed at promoting the study of languages and cultural studies that are of importance to the Army. Language and cultural studies bonuses are graduated in increasing amounts and in sufficient dollar amounts to provide a lucrative incentive to persuade Cadets to begin to gain Culture and Foreign Language competence.