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ROTC pays students to learn languages and study abroad

Apr 3, 2017

Learning a language can earn ROTC students a little extra money, as long as they’re willing to take on a challenge. The program outlines 10 different languages that are considered to be “critical languages” contracted cadets can take and receive a stipend for upon completion. “The Army wants these students to have some sort of exposure [to the language] just for the potential of having that knowledge in the future where it could be beneficial,” said Kevin Fracassa, the scholarship and enrollment officer for the Army ROTC program at UGA. Fracassa said the Army found it to be beneficial for students to learn these languages and they are willing to pay to make it happen. Read more

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